Watch the South West online guitar lesson by Ray Nijenhuis from 50 Western Swing Licks You MUST Know
Junior Barnard, one of Bob Wills' electric guitar players, is known for his hot, flashy and never playing it safe style of playing. It can be described as pre-rock, and we're talkng the 1940s here! Tube amp overdrive, string bending, hammer-ons and pull-offs. Barnard's toolbox was filled to the max with exciting sounds and tricks, like the use of syncopation by means of jumping back and forth from the high E to the bottom strings.