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Watch the Sneaky Sally online guitar lesson by James Hogan from Essentials: Soul Rhythm Guitar

"Sneaky Sally" is a funky little guitar part I took from the incomparable Leo Nocentelli's playing on Lee Dorsey's recording of "Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley". That original recording of the tune features the super soulful Dorsey on vocals backed by Nocentelli and The Meters! If you haven't checked out Lee Dorsey, I highly recommend it. People say he was as good a singer as he was as a mechanic! Regarding Leo Nocentelli, he may be the funkiest guitarist of all time! His parts are quirky, funky, soulful and deep in the pocket. This part is no exception. Again, we'll be using hybrid picking here along with some sliding on the fretting hand. We'll also encounter those 6ths intervals again that we saw back in the Memphis examples. You'll dig this one!