By Patrick Pfeiffer. Swing style grooves can be accomplished easily with the bass guitar. Swing style originated in the late s and early '30s. The style of the. at Expert Village. Part 1 of 16 - How to Play swing music on bass in G . How To: Play "Pretty Woman" by Roy Orbison on the bass guitar. Try thinking about playing the shuffle notes just a tad bit late. above and explained it in more detail: Study Bass: Shuffle And Swing Rhythms.
Playing the bass is all about getting the groove. In shuffle and swing music styles, setting up the correct rhythm is critical to get the music going.