Watch the Never Enough online guitar lesson by Andrew Ford from 50 R&B Bass Grooves You MUST Know

Here is a funky slap groove in the style of Marcus Miller. One of the many things Marcus is famous for is slapping bass lines that are normally played fingerstyle and doing them in such a way that the groove is still very melodic, musical, drives the band but more importantly makes a statement but does not take over the song. This groove is based on his line in “Never Too Much” by Luther Vandross. Notice the use of the full range of the bass, slides, short and long notes, use of the thumb executing the 16th notes and pops in just the right places.