Watch the Higher Love online guitar lesson by Andrew Ford from 50 R&B Bass Grooves You MUST Know
Here is a 60's R&B Jackie Wilson type groove and characteristic of something James Jamerson would play. The bass plays an ostinato type pattern using the 1, 5, and 6 in C with a fill at the end of the phrase. Note how we are pedaling the C in the bass for all 4 bars while the chords change. This approach can have a powerful effect on the music. Important to also note that the other notes used in the pattern, G and A both fit all the chords played which are C, Dm, Bb and F. You can also hear that this one has a double time gospel influence.