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

Groove # 38 is the first in a series of grooves in the slap/funk style. We have previously explored how other musical styles can incorporate the thumb/slap technique, but funk is its daddy! The anchor you need to be hanging on to here is the kick drum pattern, so pay close attention to where Bernie is putting it and try to cop his feel. In this style of music there is no room for error, so you need to be in complete control of your slap styles to place the notes right on the beat.