Watch the Don’t Go There online guitar lesson by Andrew Ford from 50 R&B Bass Grooves You MUST Know
I love this soulful 2 chord groove based on the line David Hood played on the Staple Singers "I'll Take You There". The first thing to take note of is that the bass line does not start on one which gives it a nice melodic skipping feel. Again I use the major 6 in bar 1 over the C chord which is A, as part of the line which starts on the root C, moving to that 6 and then down to the major 3rd E and ending with the 5, G and the passing tone F# that sets up the new chord F. Bar 2 introduces some space after hitting 1 with the root, F, and then there is a melodic riff that leads you to the top of the phrase. That riff has a big interval jump from F on the D string down to G on the E string which is the 2. Then it goes to the 3rd, A, the 5, C and ending with a slurred Eb to E. This E, although it is in the F scale, really is there to anticipate the C chord that is coming up. Focus on being melodic here, treat the bass line like a hook(song chorus that draws you in).