Watch the Swing Rhythm 1 online guitar lesson by Joe Dalton from 100 Twang Thangs

This long short long short rhythm is unique to swing. This is not a jazz rhythm part. I use the right hand thumb to get a meatier mellow sound. The chords I am using here are 6ths and 9ths. The voicing of the E6th chord is interesting. The B on the fifth string and the C# on the fourth string are seconds. That means that they are one after the other in the scale, only one step apart. The interval sounds like the beginning of “chopsticks”. This close voicing gives us that mellow, rich sound.