Watch the Latin Spark online guitar lesson by Stu Hamm from 50 Pro Bass Grooves You MUST Know
A whole course will eventually be made on Latin grooves, but here is a nice little taste as an introduction to an exciting musical genre. From Sambas to Merengues to Bossa Novas, the Latin music scene has been filled with remarkable bassists who understand that it is their job to hold it down by playing a predetermined rhythmic pattern for each style. Like a clave beat. This groove is Latin-pop, but you need to play it with a light touch while being confident in the simple line.