Watch the Lee On Roads online guitar lesson by Ray Nijenhuis from 50 Western Swing Licks You MUST Know

The great Leon Rhodes, who played with Ernest Tubb and the Texas Troubadours in the sixties, took western swing to a whole new level. He combined the major pentatonic scale with loads of chromatic passing notes and diminished scales and arpeggios. These ingredients weren’t new in itself but he did so with a dazzling speed like there was no tomorrow. Here is a fast one for you in the jazzy swing style of Leon Rhodes.