Bass guitar rhythm and groove

26th Feb 2014 | 18:00

Bass guitar rhythm and groove

Quite often, the drums are a good starting point for a rhythmically interesting bass line.

BASS EXPO 2014: Groove is a vital part of bass playing - not just in funk and soul music - but in all genres. Learning how to play with a drummer is really important for any new bass player. In this lesson, we flag up a couple of things for you to think about when writing with a drummer.

Throughout this video series, tutor Matt Mead is playing a Cort Artisan B4 20th bass guitar through a Hartke Kickback 15 combo amp.

The B4 bass features Bartolini MK-1 Pickups and MK-1 EQ, complimenting the natural tone of the mahogany or swamp ash body. And thanks to Hipshot Lic. Tuners, tuning accuracy and stability is exactly what you'll get on the stylish, versatile, and affordable B4 bass.

Hartke's Kickback 15 combo amp houses the revolutionary Two-Way (upright and tilt back) cabinet design, plus a custom Hartke 15-inch aluminum cone driver, the unique Shape control for accurate tone shaping, a three-band EQ, passive/active input jack, and balanced XLR Out.

An experienced bassist and teacher, Mead is currently playing bass guitar with fast-rising UK rockers Empire.

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