Watch the Rev It Up: Part 1 online guitar lesson by Adam Levy from 50 Low-Down Rhythms You MUST Know

This lick and the next one were inspired by Los Lobos’ two-man guitar army - David Hidalgo and César Rojas. These licks can be played together - if you’ve got a second guitarist handy - or alone. This first one is rhythmically spacious, with lots of air around the few syncopated sixteenth-note jabs. Dig in on this one. Don’t be shy to make those strings snap.