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Watch the Bop Light online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Bass Guitar 4: Groove Vocabulary

Bop Light - Groove #40 is a video guitar lesson presented by Stu Hamm and is sourced from 50 Pro Bass Grooves You MUST Know.


Funny thing how one of the most famous and oft copied funk bass lines was actually played by the great keyboard player Bernie Worrell, who went on to make some wonderful noise with the talking Heads on the "Stop Making Sense" album and tour. The way to make this line sing is to emphasize the second eighth note of each note. Experiment by first emphasizing the first beat, then playing them exactly evenly, and then really accenting the second eighth note to see how they all groove differently.