Watch the El Don Shamblin online guitar lesson by Ray Nijenhuis from 50 Western Swing Licks You MUST Know

Here is another example of an Eldon Shamblin style two-beat rhythm part. This features a lot of inversions of the 1 chord G, interchanged with the 5 and 4 chord, which make for a pretty, melodic moving bassline. There’s a lot going on here but don’t worry about getting in the bass players’s way: Both parts together will make for some great counterpoint, really!