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Watch the Simple Song? online guitar lesson by Jay Williams from 50 Soul Guitar Licks You Must Know

Lick 25 is a single string riff using the E minor pentatonic scale. It’s topped by a strumming pattern in a 16th feel. Guitar and bass are doubling the same rhythm and notes. The drummer is leaving out the bass drum at beat three andbecause of the syncopation it has a funky sound. It’s similar to Sly & the Family Stone’s ‘Sing a simple song’. This band was pivotal in the development of soul and funk, not in the least because of the guitar work by Freddie Stone.