Watch the Bostonian Affection online guitar lesson by Andrew Ford from 30 Rock Bass Grooves for Beginners You MUST Know
Groove 23 mixes and matches a few of the rhythms we've been working on in this course. It's in the style of the song "More Than a Feeling" by Boston. It's another 4-bar pattern with 2 chords per bar.
In Bar 1, we have the classic dotted quarter eighth rhythm using the root, G. We continue on to a quarter note on our next chord change, C, using the root followed by two eighths using the root again and walking up to D in preparation to land on E in Bar 2. We continue with two quarters in Bar 2 using the root (E), then on beats 3 and 4 we have two eighths and a quarter rhythm on the root of our next chord, D.
We have some unusual movement in Bar 3, starting with a quarter on the root G followed by two eighths using the root and the 3rd (B). Now, in beats 3 and 4 is where it gets interesting: We play all eighths but we start on the root (C), move down to B, move down to the 5 (G), and finally throw in an F# that is a bit odd, but transitions us to the E in Bar 4. Finally, Bar 4 starts with a couple of quarters on E, then has an eighth note rhythm that starts on D for the 1st 3 notes and moves down to F# for the last eighth.