Don't let the simplicity of this exercise fool you. What we're going for here is depth, power and fullness. Depending on your playing style that could range from a deep metal fatness to a slow, tense funk. The secret in playing this piece is to milk every note. To do that you want to go slowly - but still keep it tight. This lesson is composed for a 5 string bass guitar, but should suit any bass instrument. If you play a four string bass guitar, no problem just play this lesson on the E string of your bass (which makes the lesson in 'F' not 'C' - major, not minor).
The piece is played with slapping and popping as you can see indicated in the bass tab. The pop doesn't need to be a harsh attack. That way you keep the notes sounding full at a slower pace. Give the muted note, the 'X', a slap attack too! Keep the pull-off smooth and let that last note hang till just before the bar ends.
Lather, rinse and repeat. Er, repeat this bar a few times until it does become a groove.