Watch the The Dominant Pluck online guitar lesson by Freekbass from Funktronic Groove Construction

"The Dominant Pluck" will be a dominant "snare on the 2 & 4" groove with some snare syncopation. Here we'll look at using your fingers alongside the snare drum rhythm. As bassists, we have notes to choose from that accent the rhythms. At first, we'll just mimic the snare drum rhythm, but then bring in the thumb to "thump" the kick drum pattern as well. When thumping and plucking, your thumb/thump becomes the kick drum and your index finger that plucks the snare drum.