Soul Man as played by Steve Cropper

Not much more to say about this lesson. A masterclass in tasteful, groovy rhythm guitar. This is the kind of playing that will make people want to listen to you, make people want to play with you, get you gigs and earn you money. Not all that widdly soloing and shredding. I've transcribed the song below. Because I'm a bit of a nerd, I've written out all three choruses because they're slightly different on the record. It's your choice whether you want to nail the song exactly as it's played on the record or if you want to just capture the overall vibe and improvise a bit with the way you approach it. The structure is simple - just listen to the original recording. PDF here.