Watch the Castles Burning: Intro online guitar lesson by Adam Levy from 50 Low-Down Rhythms You MUST Know
This lick is the essence of lowdown rhythm. Again, we’re in D-modal tuning (DADGBD, low to high). On the original Neil Young recording that inspired this lick, his guitar is tuned a half-step down from there - in C#-modal - but we’ll keep things closer to home. Play the lick as-is for a spacious vibe, or ad more momentum with a few strums between the big beats.