Watch the Blue Dream: Vamp online guitar lesson by Adam Levy from 50 Low-Down Rhythms You MUST Know

Inspired by Los Lobos guitarist David Hidalgo, this lick shows that there are always fresh ways to keep the groove in motion - even when a song’s harmony is bone simple. The chords here are E and A. First, we connect the dots with a sequence of 3rd intervals on the 1st and 2nd string in bar 1. When we step down along the 2nd and 3rd strings in bar 2, which lets the high open E ring through.