You know those cool jazz-tinged rhythm guitar chords and moving bass lines you've heard played behind Western Swing songs, Texas fiddle tunes and old standards? Well, if you like that sound and want to learn to play like the guys in Bob Wills' band or Asleep at the Wheel, play backup in a Texas-style fiddle contest or jam with friends on old country standards, here's where you start!
Nick Forster provides you with the tools you'll need to move out of basic, first position chords and into the shapes and progressions that give this style its swingy, distinctive sound. You’ll learn how these chord shapes produce the bass lines that are typical of Texas-style backup so you can create solid and exciting accompaniments to hundreds of songs and instrumentals.
There's a wealth of information jammed into this one-hour lesson: chord theory, rhythm techniques, new chord shapes and positions, plus specific accompaniments to some favourite Western swing tunes, including Sally Goodin, Deep Water, Brain Cloudy Blues and Gray Eagle.