Steve Cropper

A couple of Steve Cropper-themed lessons for you. In case you didn't already know, Cropper was the house guitarist for Stax records in the 60s, and has played on any number of classic records. His trademark is tasteful, groovy, less-is-more rhythm guitar; only rarely did he take a solo, and even then it was likely to be catchy and melodic rather than technical and show-offy. There's so much you can get out of studying his style. In my first video I look at how you might use some Cropper-type 6ths to create an interesting rhythm part. And in the next lesson I take a detailed look at how to play the great Sam & Dave track Soul Man.