Watch the Memphis Soul online guitar lesson by David Hamburger from Blues Alchemy

The more places you lift ideas from, the less you'll sound like everyone else, while still being rooted in something solid. For example, in this lesson, I got the I-IV hammer-on from all those Keith Richards rhythm parts in open G tuning; the little descending bass-run walk-downs that connect up chords are part of western swing guitarist Eldon Shamblin's bag of tricks with Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, and the suspended-4th moves on the V chord are a cliched pedal steel lick that I thought was well worth swiping.

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