Watch the Uni-Vibes online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from Essentials: Blues Rock Grooves Vol. 1

Well this one is all about vibe, and the uni-vibe! However, you don't actually need the pedal to play this song properly, it just sounds cool. I wanted to channel both Robin Trower and Jimi Hendrix on this performance, focusing on the similarities between the two of them.

We're in drop D, and if you're a modern rock fan as I am, this riff sounds quite a bit like something you would hear Rage Against the Machine play. The melody is similar to that of "Voodoo Chile" and "No Man Is An Island" by Robin Trower, borrowing some very challenging vibrato techniques. We'll be using Trower's exceptionally wide vibrato to add a lot of excitement and energy to the notes. It takes a lot of hand control along with a fair amount of hand strength to get this together, and like anything worth having, it also takes some time.