Watch the Solo #1: Strumming & Power 5ths online guitar lesson by Stu Hamm from Stu Hamm U: Solo Bass

Here we'll borrow a few techniques from our guitar playing brothers and strum some power 5ths and use our fingers, or fingernails as a pick to emulate the sound of a rhythm guitar. When you play the tri-tones at the end of the A chord, it's OK (and in this case only...) to "shake" or bend the notes a little bit sharp to get that signature sound.