Watch the Straight Song online guitar lesson by Stu Hamm from 50 Pro Bass Grooves You MUST Know
Okay, now let's break it all the way down. In a rock gig there are going to be times when you are going to be asked to do nothing but pound out a never ending stream of rock-steady eighth notes ad nauseum. To do this you need to be EXACTLY PRECISE and steady, never wavering an inch from the center of the beat. The other thing that is essential is that you embrace the power and simplicity of this groove, because if this is what the song calls for, and you get bored and start adding fills or fancy stuff to keep yourself amused then you are doing the music a disservice and most likely will not get called back. This is one of those grooves that on paper looks easy, but is actually very challenging to play convincingly and consistently.