Watch the Tom Tom Club online guitar lesson by Robbie Calvo from The Rhythm Architect
To recap, we have a strumming part and an arpeggiated guitar line that work really well together, so let's look at the draughts table and see what feels right to the Architect? Power chords are always a great option because they have a simple harmonic structure that doesn't define major or minor tonalities. This means I can add some edge to the music without adding unwanted complexities.
I'm playing an A5 power chord over the Amin7 an F5 over the F5/2 and then lowering the high F to an E in the power chord to outline the E I'm also playing in the arpeggio line. I end the phrase by playing some rhythmic figures on a G5 chord. Try to find the pockets that your rhythmic phrases can sit in and enhance the music. If the groove or idea you are playing feels awkward in any way, work with it until it feels right.