Watch the Pier of the Sea: Rhythm 2 online guitar lesson by Andy Aledort from Jam Night Vol. 2
This second example of rhythm guitar utilizes chord voicings positioned higher on the fretboard, with focus placed on the top three strings for added melodic content. During the verse, each chord is played with a thumbed root note - the low root note positioned on the low E string is fretted by wrapping the fret hand thumb over the top of the fretboard. During the chorus, my intent is to demonstrate the classic soul/R&B Motown/Stax approach used by rhythm guitar greats like Steve Cropper by playing melodic rhythm parts high on the fretboard.