Watch the Traffic Jam online guitar lesson by Stu Hamm from 50 Pro Bass Grooves You MUST Know
Let's take the syncopated, swinging feel that we have been playing and apply it to a rock setting. Jeff Beck wrote a number of songs with this feel, from "Freeway Jam" to "Full Moon Boogie". You are going to be more aggressive with your right hand to give the tone some more bite and therefore add some more tension to the whole groove. You can definitely lean ahead with this groove and play it a little bit on top of the beat to propel the groove forward. There is a fine line between pushing the beat and rushing, but if you are playing with as strong a drummer as Bernie, they will not let your pushing the beat to cause them to speed up - but this will not be the case with less experienced drummers, so beware!