Watch the Eiffel Tower online guitar lesson by Andrew Ford from 50 R&B Bass Grooves You MUST Know

Here is a different kind of funk, R&b, soul or however you may choose to classify it. This 16th note based groove is done in the style of Rocco from Tower of Power. This a 2 bar lick that starts with a melodic line starting on E on the G string. I add a little shake on the 2nd D note to make it sing a little more and then do a slur from the minor 3rd which is a blue note of the E7 chord and slur into the major 3rd, G#. The next bar has a typical Tower 16th note lick walking up chromatically from D to E and finishing with a tricky octave jump to the E on the G string. The tricky part is the shift that has to happen to reach the octaves and stay in time. Keep the notes somewhat staccato and machine gun like.