Watch the Straight Up - Rhythm online guitar lesson by Jeff Scheetz from Rock Solid

This is a syncopated rhythm so even though it is simple you have to make sure you stay in the groove. We can utilize some variations like open chords and trying out different voicings and intervals.
A good lesson from this one is to remember that when you are playing something static that you have to be clever about how you change it so you don't change it too drastically. That is where different chord inversions and voicings really come into play, so make sure you can play every chord in as many different ways as possible to allow yourself some ways to add a bit of flavor to a basic chord pattern.