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Watch the Red, White and Blues online guitar lesson by Andrew Ford from Blues Bass Survival Guide

A lot of this groove makes use of the box shape in a slightly different context because it is being slapped with the thumb and played over a half time funky shuffle groove. The short and long notes are very important in creating the feel. This example also makes use of muted notes or ghost notes. Using the thumb helps to make the slap line more melodic. We also make use of the connecting the dots concept throughout. Put extra time into getting a clear sound when you slap the G string because it is thinner and more difficult to produce a clear sound. A lot of syncopation in this one.