Originally Posted by mr sprocket
@PlayTheBass is there an Eb in there? The octave pop is an odd time. I keep wanting to play it on a down beat.
Yes, it's an Eb -- I was playing Eb, but mistyped it as Bb, sorry about that.
As for the time, think of it as a 2-bar phrase. The pop is on the "and" of beat 4 in the first bar, so where the * is:
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 *
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
It seems weird at first, but once you count it and kind of feel it at a slower tempo, you'll pick it right up. It might help to kind of put your hand in position to pluck the string on the downbeat, then pull it on the upbeat.