Watch the Stillwater Style Blues online guitar lesson by Will Sophie from 50 Southern Rock Licks You MUST Know
Many southern rock bands had two or three guitar players. Most of them playing excellent lead & rhythm parts. One or two at a time in case of double leads, while the third one kept the rhythm part going. In the late 70's there was a new band on the scene, called 'Stillwater'. They actually had three of those outstanding lead guitar players. Their music was often more sophisticated like The Atlanta Rhythm Section was in that era. Most songs were very well arranged and had intelligent instrumental layering. Lick 41 is a Stillwater-like 6/8 rhythm song. It has a syncopated groove and a double lead guitar line on top of it. As an extra, I put in some Jimi Hendrix bending in the double leads. a common thing to do in southern rock music. For the lead part we're gonna use the scale of E minor. It starts after a 1 bar drum intro.