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Buddy Merrill was known primarily for his playing on the Lawrence Welk Show, though he put out many instrumental guitar records. He was only nineteen in 1955 when he started on the show. His talents on guitar and steel guitar along with his youth and good looks made him a featured performer.
We're gonna take a look at a lick from one of his instrumentals on the show called "Buddy's Boogie". It's over an A chord, and what's special about it is the way he connects chord tones with chromatic passing tones.