Watch the Pete's Best online guitar lesson by Rich Maloof from 50 Acoustic Guitar Licks You MUST Know

Pete Townshend will always be remembered for those windmills on his Les Paul, but where his playing really shines is on acoustic. We borrow from his repertoire here with upper-string voices strummed hard and fast over the top of a pumping bass note. The technique sets up a whole lot of tension, which is great to release with a first-position slam...or a vocalist screaming, Yeeaaaahhhhhh!