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james jamerson bass lines are so fun to play. like the ones on stevie wonder's "for once in my life" or marvin gaye and tammi terrell's "ain't nothing but the real thing". he fills up so much of the space with notes but they groove so hard at the same time. plus there's all those weird phrase lengths and extra beats thrown into "ain't nothing but the real thing"

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youtube.com/watch?v=6AkIFa_wvw

just listen to this and count the phrase lengths (5 bars!) and then try to keep track of time in the bridge (there's 2/4 bars thrown in there) and then just listen in awe at the bass line for the rest of the times (oh i guess marvin gaye and tammi terrell are great too but still). and there's that weird syncopated bit where most of the instruments drop out too and it's a keys interlude right when we're leaving the intro

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