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Here's a challenging Junior Barnard style double stop run. Western swinger Junior Barnard is one of the pioneers of the electric guitar. His unique style can be described as adventurous, raunchy and raw, hot, sweet, on and sometimes over the edge. Barnard had it all and never played it safe. He played rock n roll before it had a name and may very well have been the very first to have used power tube and speaker overdrive. There was nothing clean about his signature sound. Not for the weak-hearted! It’s really strange that Junior Barnard is not well known among guitar players, but one can only wonder why that is. Maybe because he never recorded under his own name and died in a fatal car accident in his thirties. But in the few years he was around with Bob Wills and Luke Wills’ bands he sure made his mark. This one is a cool example of sliding up the neck in order to achieve a smooth position shift and sliding back down again to keep that lapsteel-like flow going. Oh, and tell your neighbors you will need to turn up the volume for this one.