This week we’re looking at the awesome bass riff from the tune Cissy Strut by The Meters. This bass line was written and played by George Porter Jr. It’s fairly straightforward to play and great practice for laying down a solid funk groove.

Riff #1

Today we’ll be working through the two main riffs from Cissy strut. The A section and the B section. First of all here we have the A section:

You can play along with the following backing track:

Riff #2

Next we have the A section:

You can play along with the following backing track:

Combining Riffs

Once you have both riffs nailed, you can play through both riffs with the following track:

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