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Western Swing Lead Guitar Styles

By Joe Carr

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Guitar - Beginning
Composed by Joe Carr. Saddle-stitched, Bluegrass, Western, Technique, Theory and Reference, Country. Style. Book and online audio. 48 pages. Mel Bay Publications, Inc #98953M. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.98953M).

Item Number: MB.98953M

ISBN 9780786688265. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

Take it Away! Unlock the secrets of hot take-off lead guitar as played by the greatest players from the greatest bands. Western Swing master Joe Carr has transcribed the great guitar solos from the Bob Wills band and other greats and breaks them down note by note into useful licks that can be used to improvise original hot solos. Includes solos by western swing legends Eldon Shamblin, Jimmy Wyble, Leon Rhodes, Junior Benard (often called the first rockabilly) and more. The accompanying audio download available online uses classic western swing song progressions and presents the licks at a medium, learnable pace. Written in standard notation and tablature.

  • Learn hot take-off style lead guitar
  • Includes transcribed solos by Shamblin, Wyble, Rhodes, Bernard and more.
  • Includes access to play-along online audio with all licks at playable pace.
  • Features the music of Bob Wills and other Western Swing greats.

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