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

Complete bar chords can really weigh a song down, while single-note riffs sometimes don't have enough heft or sound too much like soloing. The idea is to develop a vocabulary of double-stops and triads (three-note chord voicings) and figure out ways to mix and match them, so the rhythm guitar flows through the song, adding color, contributing to the groove, and reinforcing the harmonies of the chord progression with subtlety. In short, it's about finding the coolest solution to any situation.