Watch the Jasmine Winds online guitar lesson by Andrew Ford from 30 Rock Bass Grooves for Beginners You MUST Know
This next bassline is in the style of "Summer Breeze" by Seals and Crofts. This is a mellow groove with an eighth note pulse and drive to it. There are 2 chords per bar, so the notes seem to change a fair amount. In the first bar, we start on the root F using two eighth notes, we hold the second one, and move to a G on the "and" part of beat 2. This connects us to the Ab chord that happens on beat 3. We do the same rhythm on beat 3 with the eighth notes on the new root Ab, hold the 2nd one and then after our last Ab eighth note we go to an Eb chord, same rhythm here as previous bar two eighth notes on the root Eb, hold and another eighth note Eb, down to Bb which is our chord for beats 3 and 4.
Then, in our last bar we have a traditional dotted quarter note on the root F, then our only real push on Bb, the eighth before 3, hold that note, and then play a little transition phrase going back to F using Bb and C.