Watch the Nice 'n Ugly online guitar lesson by Ray Nijenhuis from 50 Western Swing Licks You MUST Know

This lick got its title from a recording where Junior Barnard's playing causes bandleader Bob Wills to yell " Yeah....ugly!". Barnard apparantly had his low power amp turned up to the max which made his double and triple stops sound distorted and compressed. This raunchy sound became his trademark. When you play this lick's G6 and G9 chord inversions with your amp set clean, they will sound very nice and smooth. But make sure to dial in some dirt here for that ugliness.