Watch the Lesson 13: Paradiddles online guitar lesson by Stu Hamm from Funk Bass for Beginners
Now let's talk about paradiddles. Again, this is a funky bass technique that gets its roots from drumming. Are you seeing all the parallels here yet? In a bass context, paradiddles are groupings of four notes played in a percussive manner on your strings with a pattern of like and alternate strokes. Timing is everything with this sort of thing, so take the time to work on it slow so you can play clean and get a great sound.