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Driving home the point of playing "heavy on the one", this bassline starts by thumping heavy on the open E string. You will hear all of the techniques we have talked about in the other segments, plucks, palm mutes, etc. One thing worth noting is when I do some of my plucks/pull-offs, I let it sustain into the next low E hit, almost creating a double-stop or chord.

This technique sounds nice and creates some good tension if you use the right notes. For instance when I hit the C# on the G string (6th fret), I let it continue to ring as I hit the low E. Another thing I will do is use my pinkie on my right hand to kind of dampen the plucked note to create almost a harmonic sound.

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