This Micro Lesson jams out on a "Country-Rock" rhythm guitar progression from the "G Mixolydian" harmony.
The progression begins on a "G Major" chord in it's second inversion, up at the tenth position. It applies the inversion process by placing a, "D" (the 5th chord tone of that "G" chord) into the bass on the 6th string at the 10th fret.
From there, the riff uses a quick double-stop statement on the 3rd and 2nd strings into a short melody line off of the 4th string.
In the second measure, we head down a whole-step into an "F major" chord using the same inversion. However, this time a melodic statement comes in, and it accents the harmony so we flow easily to the 4th chord of Mixolydian, (C major).
In the final segment of this measure we have a short melodic statement that helps guide us back once more to the top of this Country-Rock style rhythm idea. The rhythm moves quickly and has a lot of melody with it.
Be careful with the lines built around each chord. They come in fairly quickly, so memorize how the chords flow alongside with them before building speed.
It's a lot of fun to play through these ideas, and it's even more fun to record them and solo over them. If you choose to solo, you can come up with a lot of nice lines by using both, "G Mixolydian," mode, as well as, the "G Major" Pentatonic scale. Enjoy!
Micro Lesson 210: "G Mixolydian" Country-Rock Rhythm