Watch the 5-4-1 R&B Groove online guitar lesson by Andrew Ford from Bass Groove Survival Guide

This is an Earth Wind and Fire type groove, or one found in numerous other slow to mid tempo 16th note driven R&B songs. Very sparse and rhythmic, leaving room for vocals, horns, guitars, strings and any other instruments typically used in these arrangements. Drums normally keep it moving with the sixteenth note hi hat pattern. The amazing James Gadson is one of my favorites playing this 16th note drum groove.

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