In my bass development, I'm finding that I'm running into different styles the more I go along. I think I need to expand my rhythmic vocab. Rhythmic styles that many songs will employ and often times they are associated with a particular song. What I'd like to do is identify how many different important basslines can you guys think of. Things that would make you look stupid if you didn't know them on the bandstand. For example, these are what I can think of... * Swing/Walking * 2 Feel * Bossa * Samba * Tumbao * A fast 6/8 groove * Some sort of funk line * odd meters 5/8 or 7/8 Tune related: * All Blues bassline * comp Autumn Leaves by playing the downbeat and it's leading note. * Night in Tunisia bassline for the melody * Poinciana? The first couple are obvious, and feel free to add. What else?