Watch the Long Notes online guitar lesson by David Santos from 50 Bass Grooves You MUST Know
This is a two bar phrase on a one chord vamp. It makes use of a repeating motif. The downbeat of measure one is left empty, followed by a flat 7th to tonic eighth note figure on beat two, which repeats again on beat four, and is held across the bar line into the second measure, displacing the rhythm slightly. The same figure happens for the third time on beat two of measure two and leads us to an upbeat attack on the "and of 3" of the minor third of the key. This rhythm creates a hole or a rest on beat 4 and a hole or a rest on the one of measure one stating the pattern over. Play this legato.