Watch the Rockin' Rocco online guitar lesson by Stu Hamm from 50 Pro Bass Grooves You MUST Know
Here is a fun exercise - let's take the same groove from the rhythm section as groove #41 and imagine what top bassist Franco "Rocco" Prestia would play over it! Rocco was one of the pioneers of the rapid fire sixteenth note grooves that powered that great East Bays' band. "Squib Cakes" , "The Oakland Stroke" and other top songs set the stage for many bassists to follow and once again, when the band leader says "Gimme a Rocco groove" you need to know what to do. The ascending chromatic notes are a real Rocco signature, practice them slowly until you can play it to tempo and then groove away with Bernie and Carl.