Watch the Swing Groove Part 1 online guitar lesson by Stu Hamm from Stu Hamm U: Bass Basics

To swing or not to swing. Some of you may think that you will never be called upon to play a swing groove or play a walking bass line, but why limit yourself? Any kind of feel that you can learn will only increase your understanding of music and open your ears, so let’s swing baby! You will learn the difference between a shuffle groove and a swing groove, and I’ll talk about the roles the bass and drums play in setting up the groove. We’ll also discuss the “2 Feel” and I’ll play a few examples so you can hear what I am talking about.