Watch the Pier of the Sea: Rhythm 2 online guitar lesson by Andy Aledort from Jam Night Vol. 2
During the verse section, the low root notes fretted on the sixth string are only hinted at while most of the activity takes place on the top three strings. With the thumb wrapped over the top of the board to fret the low root notes, the ring, middle and index fingers are used to fret notes on the D, G and B strings, respectively. The fret hand pinkie is then used for quick hammer/pulls on the top three strings for added melodic content. Be sure to stand all of the fret hand fingers up straight so that each string will ring clearly. During the chorus, I move up to 10th position to sound the ninth-to-major-third hammers on the B string (A to B over G). This part sounds one octave higher than the chorus rhythm part demonstrated in the first approach. I then use a "spread" voicing for Esus2, with the index, middle and ring fingers all placed two frets apart. Sliding sixths are then used to add melodic flavor over the G to A to E chords, and once again, at the end of the progression, I move down to a hammer between the open G string and G# at the first fret.