Watch the Solidify online guitar lesson by Jeff Scheetz from 50 Blues Rock Rhythms You MUST Know
On this riff I am really just emphasizing the groove. The E7 sets it in a bluesy feel, but our overdrive keeps it a bit nasty, and then riffing through basically the E minor pentatonic scale makes it seem a little funky. You can actually change the riff around quite a bit as there is plenty of room between notes to experiment. Using the right pickup setting on my custom Overture guitar makes this one sound just right. Let's start this rhythm course off with the mantra we will be coming back to many times on our funky stuff - "Keep the right hand moving up and down at ALL times"!! Thank you.