Watch the SECTION 2: Rhythm Concepts online guitar lesson by Jason Loughlin from Focus On: Western Swing

Section two will focus on the essential rhythm concepts that you will need to play western swing. I'm sure we've all figured out by now that the majority of the time you're playing rhythm. That is especially true in western swing since guitar is not primarily the lead instrument. It's more common for fiddle or lap steel to take lead. So, we have to be able to enjoy playing rhythm. Fortunately, Eldon Shamblin turned western swing rhythm guitar into a tour de force. We will look at the must know chord shapes, chord inversions, adding secondary dominants and ii/Vs.