Watch the Western Swing Solo online guitar lesson by Jason Loughlin from Essentials: Country Soloing Styles
We're gonna kick things off with western swing. We'll be playing over a progression in G that includes a secondary dominant cycle for a turnaround. The use of secondary dominants remains a common device right up through the 90's.
Solo considerations: We'll be using the G major scale in a few positions and across single strings. We'll be outlining major, diminished, and augmented arpeggios and embellishing them with half step approach notes and using chromatic passing tones to connect chord tones.