Watch the Funk Off online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Bass Guitar 7: Advanced Styles & Techniques
Funk Off - Bass Line #17 is a video guitar lesson presented by David Santos and is sourced from 50 Bass Grooves You MUST Know.
This groove is a one chord vamp that utilizes a 16th note pick up. After the pick up, the main basic riff starts on the downbeat on a high F and drops to the low F on the E string, and then gets very rhythmic down there on the low F. The right hand has a nice workout on these rhythms. Concentration on the right hand is key if you want the rhythms clean, tight and funky and muting with the left hand. The fills around the basic main bass line are built around the blues scale using slides, hammer-ons, trills, and blues licks to add to the funk of the groove.