Watch the Peace Not War online guitar lesson by Andrew Ford from 50 R&B Bass Grooves You MUST Know
This groove has a New Orleans feel and is based on the song "Slippin Into Darkness" by War. The drums have a greasy, off beat, cajun vibe and the bass follows with a syncopated sparse and funky pattern. We are in Cm and perform this groove using only 3 notes in the 2 bar pattern. The notes are C, the root, Eb, the minor 3rd and Bb, the b7. The notes are all played with a swing, especially the 16th notes. It is a good exercise to pick 3 key notes in a chord and construct a bass line that feels good.