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When playing straight ahead pulse pounding rock grooves there may be times when you can move the groove along by adding subtle accents to your bass line. Let's play the same groove that we played in Ex #15, but this time we will add the accents that the rhythm guitarist is playing. When you play these accents you don't need to over telegraph them, as that might compromise the consistency of the other eighth notes. With practice you will know how much emphasis to give the accents. Listen to Bernie laying it down and stick with him, giving a nod to Carl's part in a subtle way that doesn't kill the groove.