Watch the Hitchhiking online guitar lesson by Stu Hamm from 50 Pro Bass Grooves You MUST Know

Once again we will use the same rhythm tracks that we used in Grooves # 11 and 12, but this time we will alter the groove by playing it with our thumb. Here you have the choice to make of how much syncopation you want to add to the groove to make it feel the way that you want it to. Notice that when you use your thumb instead of your fingers the tone thins out a bit, taking it away from hard driving/straight ahead rock. You'll need to decide when this is good thing, and when this is a bad thing! It all depends on the song, and what ever you play, it's main purpose must be to serve the music.