Watch the Tiny's Time online guitar lesson by David Blacker from Swing Blues Survival Guide: Rhythm

One of the key takeaways from this piece is the endless possibilities that can come from small moveable chord fragments on the top three strings. We can move up the neck, down the neck, and play different inversions to really create a unique rhythm sound and approach.

This piece opens with a Bb6 with an F note in the bass that transitions with a quick change into the IV chord. The IV chord voicing features an Eb7b9 with an E in the bass, which involves a half-step move down from the I chord on both the high E and G strings. Then we'll move to a really underused Bb7 shape with a G# in the bass. With this piece, get a feel for the way these chords move and try to come up with your own variations.