Watch the Home On The Grange: Rhythm 2 online guitar lesson by Andy Aledort from Jam Night Vol. 1
I begin this rhythm guitar example with a two-note figure comprised of the notes G, the b7, and E, the fifth. When playing in an open A tuning, one can easily sound these two notes by barring across the top two strings at the third fret, which is how John Lee Hooker played this figure. This is followed with quick slides down to the fourth, D, and pull-offs from the b3, C, to the root, A; in open A those pull-offs at the end of the phrase would be to an open string (as JLH played them). The second half of the rhythm idea is the same but I end the phrase with a slightly different pull-off lick to add variety and melody to the rhythm part.