Watch the Hell Struggle: Rhythm 1 online guitar lesson by Trey Alexander from Quantum Rock
Here is a nice distortion rhythm. This is one of those riffs that the heavier the sound the better. This song definitely has some Stevie Wonder influences but, when you turn that distortion up it brings a hard edge to this pop styled song. I also dig into what the bass player is doing. His groove is going to lay right with the drummer so just following that will give this track a nice heavy tight sound. I also use some thirds and fifths which really add a nice change that brings the whole piece back to the start. I also want you to think about how you are playing it. Are you playing it with intensity or not? Sometimes when playing live a different intensity is stumbled upon due to all of the adrenaline you are experiencing. Try and think about that when you play along. Imagine that you are performing and watch how this changes your feel and attack.