Watch the Chet Rolls online guitar lesson by Jason Loughlin from 50 Country Masters Licks You MUST Know
These rolls influence a lot of the open string and cascading ideas that gained a lot of popularity later on with country guitarists. This particular lick is inspired by and taken almost note for note from a lick that Chet plays on "Oh! By Jingo" which was released in 1953 on Stringing Along with Chet Atkins. He also uses this lick in "Tweedle Dee". It’s one that he pulls out pretty often anytime he is playing over G. You can really gauge the popularity of this lick by the fact that it was even popular among players outside of country music and influenced rock players, too. This lick can be heard on Led Zeppelin's "The Song Remains the Same". It's based on a forward roll to approach chord tones from a half step below.