Watch the Julio Who? online guitar lesson by Rich Maloof from 50 Acoustic Guitar Licks You MUST Know

Let a little Latin rhythm fly by strumming these chord partials on the upper strings. That's what Paul Simon did on "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard," with a light pick to accentuate all of those syncopated scratches. The Simon song is a good touchpoint, and the same technique can be used to create parts in any style -- in fact, it's a common technique used by funk players and jam bands.