Watch the Lovely Words online guitar lesson by Adam Levy from 50 Low-Down Rhythms You MUST Know
Based on a Buddy Holly classic from 1957, this lick shows what a resourceful guitarist he was. The primary piece is a two-bar phrase in which open-position chords are alternately strummed and arpeggiated. The 2nd-string pull-off in the E chord gives a waterfall-like effect. Then there’s the closing line which glides along the B string while the open high E chimes.