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Watch the The Brothers Funk online guitar lesson by TrueFire from 50 Licks Greatest Hits Vol. 1

Louis Johnson really developed his own slap bass sound and style. Here I try to emulate his groove that you might hear on one of the early Quincy Jones productions of his band The Brothers Johnson. This groove is medium to slow tempo so you really have to be precise with your timing. I use a lot of muted notes in this groove in between the slaps and plucks. I also slur a couple of phrases, one played with the thumb and the other plucked. This groove covers a lot of real estate from open E up to E at the 9th fret of the G string.