Watch the SRV/ Hendrix Strumming online guitar lesson by Andy Aledort from Progressive Blues Power

Jimi Hendrix made an art out of playing rhythm in a single position with the thumb wrapped over the top of the fretboard, fretting the root note of the given chord. You will hear Hendrix use this approach on "Machine Gun," 'Freedom," "Izabella," "Dolly Dagger" and many other tracks. His great disciple Stevie Ray Vaughan became a master of this technique, elaborating on it on tracks like "Cold Shot," "Superstition" and "Couldn't Stand the Weather." These examples are designed to get you up and running with this effective and powerful rhythm technique.