Watch the 12 Bar Swing Blues online guitar lesson by Ray Nijenhuis from Western Swing Guitar Guidebook

To me one of the coolest things about Western swing are the three-part harmony section arrangements. Normally this is played by electric guitar, mandolin, and lap steel for example, but what about playing it all by yourself so just one guitar? It can be done using mostly minor triads while playing in a major key. With these triads are being played on adjacent strings with the use of hybrid picking techniques, you'll be able to fool many a listener! We'll also look at harmonizing a melody using major and minor triads in combination with chromaticism.