Watch the Man of Soul online guitar lesson by Adam Levy from 50 Low-Down Rhythms You MUST Know
Guitarist Steve Cropper recorded "Soul Man" with Sam & Dave in 1967. Cropper’s sliding-6ths intro is instantly recognizable by just about anyone. His groove in the verses is less famous but equally cool. This lick will give you an idea of what he was up to. Triads are the whole shebang here - two G major shapes with an A minor to pass between them.