Watch the Tap Time online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Bass Guitar 4: Groove Vocabulary

Tap Time - Groove #45 is a video guitar lesson presented by Stu Hamm and is sourced from 50 Pro Bass Grooves You MUST Know.


Tapping is a wonderful technique to use to add more nuance and color to your soloing or solo bass playing, but it is a challenge to incorporate it into a groove that doesn’t lose the bottom end, because once that goes away the whole song will lose its grounding point. This groove works because it has the low E ringing and then the C, D and B are also played on the low E string, so there is always a low and connecting bass note going on to accompany the tapped and sustained notes in the upper register that give this groove it's vibe.