Watch the Ninth Chord Ending online guitar lesson by Ray Nijenhuis from 50 Western Swing Licks You MUST Know
When Bob Wills was asked to describe his western swing sound he said: "We're just playing happy dance music". Big band-like arrangements, specials and interludes were an important ingredient. Here is a typical, powerful big band style ending. It is a chromatically descending ninth chord sequence that is played with heavy syncopation.