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Here is another iim to V7 groove that features the bass line. This Donny Hathaway influenced groove basically has only 5 notes but the choice of notes and phrasing gives it the substance to be played for an extended time and not get boring. In the 2nd of the 2 bar phrase I use the note E which is not in the chord but adds just a little tension and flavor and leads nicely to the F. These types of notes that are not in the chord or scale can work well when used appropriately and not held for long durations.