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Western Swing Guitar Style

Western Swing Guitar Style composed by Joe Carr. For Guitar (Flatpicking). Squareback saddle-stitched, Methods. Texas Music and Video. Western Swing. Beginning-Intermediate. Book/CD Set. 48 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.94906BCD).

ISBN 9780786607594. Western Swing. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

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.

  • Blues (1:01)  Performed by Arr. By: Joe Carr
  • Beaumont Rag (:37)  Performed by Arr. By: Joe Carr
  • Cowtown (:32)  Performed by Arr. By: Joe Carr
  • Time/Just A Closer (:36)  Performed by Arr. By: Joe Carr
  • Kind Of Love (:38)  Performed by Arr. By: Joe Carr
  • Pipeline (:38)  Performed by Arr. By: Joe Carr
  • Ballad (:39)  Performed by Arr. By: Joe Carr
  • Leather Britches (:28)  Performed by Arr. By: Joe Carr
  • Ida Red (:26)  Performed by Arr. By: Joe Carr
  • South (1:06)  Performed by Arr. By: Joe Carr
  • Sugar (1:03)  Performed by Arr. By: Joe Carr
  • Lily (1:09)  Performed by Arr. By: Joe Carr
  • Sally Goodin 4 (:28)  Performed by Arr. By: Joe Carr
  • Columbus Stockade Blues (1:07)  Performed by Arr. By: Joe Carr
  • Dusty Miller (:29)  Performed by Arr. By: Joe Carr
  • San Antonio Rag (:35)  Performed by Arr. By: Joe Carr
  • Durang's Hornpipe (:26)  Performed by Arr. By: Joe Carr
  • Corrina (:29)  Performed by Arr. By: Joe Carr
  • Sally Goodin 1,2,3 (:37)  Performed by Arr. By: Joe Carr
  • Sally Johnson (:28)  Performed by Arr. By: Joe Carr
  • Wesphalia Waltz (:54)  Performed by Arr. By: Joe Carr

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