Watch the Soul Rhythm Guitar online guitar lesson by Jimmy Reiter from Soul Guitar Guidebook
Grooving rhythm guitar parts are an essential ingredient in soul music. The guitar player must use chords and fills with typical intervals to make an interesting guitar part that supports the song. It’s important to find your spot in the groove and lock in with the rhythm section.
Think about whether it's necessary to play full chords, or if maybe triads or double stops will serve the purpose better. Triads are easier to play and take up less of the band's frequency range, thus making the band sound more transparent and leaving more room for the vocals or a solo instrument to stand out.