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The Meters’ Leo Nocentelli is one of the funkiest rhythm guitarists of all time. This lick was inspired by The Meters’ cover of a well-known Sly & the Family Stone song. Though the chord here is E7, the main line uses G’s instead of G#’s for a blue tinge. In bars 2 and 4, we slide those G’s into G#’s for three-note E7 shapes. Keep your pick hand moving, even in the rests.