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

If you are not familiar with playing in odd meter it can be a little intimidating at first but remember, you had to tap your foot and count to 4 before it became second nature to you and the same will be true with fives and sevens the more you play them. This first easy groove in 5/4 time is helped by the fact that you will be playing a signature eighth note pattern on beat 5 to take you back to the downbeat on 1 of the next bar. I recommend counting out loud while you play these odd meter grooves, and always count in your head until you can hear and feel the whole line as one phrase.