In this guitar lesson I’m continuing showing different rhythm guitar parts and in this lesson I demonstrate how to play a Keith Richards style rhythm. Keith is about the best rhythm guitar player out there and his contributions to Rolling Stone songs are what define them (well Mick Jagger’s voice too of course). Keith is a nice mixture of Muddy Waters style Chicago blues, mixed with some Carl Perkins rockabilly, with a little country pedal-steel sounding twang. Even though he’s technically the “lead” guitarist for the Stones, it’s his style of playing rhythm that really makes him stand out. In this lesson I’m intentionally using the same jam track that I used in the Blues Rock Rhythm Guitar Lesson to show you what a critical part the rhythm guitar can play in defining the feel of the song. Even though it’s the same jam track, this time the song feel much more laid back and has a country feel to it, very different from the driving rock sound in the former lesson. I hope you’ll love this style of playing as much as I do.