Watch the Slys Time online guitar lesson by Andrew Ford from 50 R&B Bass Grooves You MUST Know
Here is a Sly and the Family Stone funk groove based on a groove played by Rusty Allen. This line has a few challenging aspects. It changes right hand technique every two beats, or every bar you have to use two techniques. It starts fingerstyle then switches to thumb slapping, then uses the thumb and index finger to pull the double stops at the start of bar 2 and lastly slap the last half of the bar. Smooth switching can be very difficult but dynamic.