Watch the T-Bone's Choice Cuts online guitar lesson by David Blacker from Swing Blues Survival Guide: Rhythm

T-Bone Walker is a great guitar player to study when it comes to rhythm playing. As with many jump/swing guitarists, T-Bone's approach often blurs the lines between rhythm and lead.

In this segment, we'll look at two really characteristic T-Bone rhythmic vamps in the key of C. They both work well over a mid-tempo swing groove and can be used interchangeably. In the first segment, we'll look at some simple horn like stabs that outline the I, IV & V chord changes. In the second segment, we'll look at backsliding into some fat 9th chord voicings.