Watch the Off You Go online guitar lesson by Ray Nijenhuis from 50 Western Swing Licks You MUST Know
More Junior Barnard for you here! Lick number 5 shows the raunchy, bluesy side of mid-forties western swing. We’re in the last few bars of a 12 bar blues in G. There’s a couple of slightly out or off sounding double-stop slides that result in a very exciting tension. Mainly because of the lick’s minor third against the major third of the chord. Now don’t worry about this being theoretically correct or not: if you want to make a mark, you need to break the rules every now and then.