Watch the Count the Cost online guitar lesson by Andrew Ford from 50 R&B Bass Grooves You MUST Know
Now we have a slap bass line loosely based on the song "Don’t Cost You Nothin" by Ashford and Simpson. It was one of my favorite lines because of its musicality even though it was slapped. So this line also attempts to be funky yet musical. It starts with the basic root octave in Eb then a series of ghost notes before slurring from Db into another octave line in Eb. We again fill some space with a couple of muted notes before alternating octaves using C, G, and then back to C. Then we do a similar pattern as in bar 1 but this time over the B chord and the last bar has the most activity, we do octaves chromatically up starting from Bb up to B, then on C we double up our octaves with 16th notes and continue that figure on beat 4 but changing chords and octave notes on every other 16th note with Db and D.