Western Swing Guitar Style

Western Swing Guitar Style

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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.While the song might be a simple one with only two or three chords, the guitarist changes chords every two beats, providing a driving ... The neck position pickup is used to get a fatter, more mellow rhythm sound. ... Some players, including me, beef up the bass strings in a light set to help strengthen the rhythm sound. ... Warning: DO NOT enter a jam session with a group of serious Texas Fiddlers with any of the following instruments: 12 string guitar, 5 string banjo, harmonica, autoharp.

Title:Western Swing Guitar Style
Author:Joe Carr
Publisher:Mel Bay Publications - 2011-01-24


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