Western Swing Guitar Style (Book + Online Audio)
If you have ever heard the sound of rhythm guitar in a good western swing band, you may have wondered how the guitarist achieved that unique chordal sound. While the song might be a simple one--playable with only two or three chords--the western swing guitarist changes chords every two beats, providing a driving and harmonically interesting background for the singers and instrumentalists. This book is designed for intermediate players who have a basic understanding of open chords. It begins with study of t ...more
Product Number:
94906M
Format:
Book + Online Audio
Skill Level:
Beginning-Intermediate
Pages:
48
Binding:
Saddle Stitched
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
0-7866-8885-8
ISBN13:
978-07866-8885-2
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
7/7/2016
If you have ever heard the sound of rhythm guitar in a good western swing band, you may have wondered how the guitarist achieved that unique chordal sound. While the song might be a simple one--playable with only two or three chords--the western swing guitarist changes chords every two beats, providing a driving and harmonically interesting background for the singers and instrumentalists. This book is designed for intermediate players who have a basic understanding of open chords. It begins with study of the Texas fiddle back-up style and the chords used to enhance this music. The chords and progressions explained in this book can be used in many types of music in addition to western swing and would serve as an excellent transition from open-string folk chords to more of a jazz approach. Includes access to online audio.
 Ballad         
 Beaumont Rag         
 Blues         
 Columbus Stockade Blues         
 Corrina         
 Cowtown         
 Durang's Hornpipe         
 Dusty Miller         
 Ida Red         
 Kind Of Love         
 Leather Britches         
 Lily         
 Pipeline         
 Sally Goodin 1,2,3         
 Sally Goodin          
 Sally Johnson         
 San Antonio Rag         
 South         
 Sugar         
 Time/Just A Closer         
 Wesphalia Waltz         
 
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