Watch the Blues: Technique 4 online guitar lesson by Robbie Calvo from RhythmCraft
The boogie rhythm I am playing in this video sounds great in open position and is the easiest way of approaching this technique. You will still need to employ your little finger for these boogie rhythm moves so start warming up! As we move our voicings up the neck into barre chords the stretches become larger too so you may want to warm up first in the higher register of your guitar before trying to play the A7 and B7 barre chords at the 5th and 7th frets. Notice that the melodic movement in this example is found on the lower strings this time and is less dominant than if the movement were on the upper strings.
The right hand technique for this approach is pretty simple, just be aware that you are playing predominantly on the lower 3 strings and palm muting lightly with the right hand. You can change the dynamics of this approach dramatically by digging in harder with the picking hand and releasing the muting.