Watch the Whatchamacallit: Chorus online guitar lesson by Adam Levy from 50 Low-Down Rhythms You MUST Know

This is another Ry Cooder-inspired lick. It’s pretty busy, with a steady stream of quarter and eighth notes throughout. But notice how the melodic range - from the lick’s lowest note to its highest - stays in a relatively tight zone. That can help a busy part stay out of the way of other rhythm elements, such as bass and drums. Try with straight eighths, swing eighths, or a combination.