Watch the Upbeat Funk online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Bass Guitar 6: Groove Lexicon

Upbeat Funk - Bass Line #2 is a video guitar lesson presented by David Santos and is sourced from 50 Bass Grooves You MUST Know.


This is a very funky and useful bass line in an old school rhythm and blues style. It is a repeating 2 bar phrase that can be used for connecting two dominant 7th chords that are a fourth apart. This simple form is comprised of a G7th and a C7th chord, identified as the one and the four chord in this example. The bass line utilizes many noteworthy components included in the example and discussion for the player's development of concept and technique.