Watch the Swingin' The Grass: 2 online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Country Guitar 5: Lick Vocabulary

Swingin' The Grass: 2 - Lick 50 is a video guitar lesson presented by Ray Nijenhuis and is sourced from 50 Western Swing Licks You MUST Know.


Bluegrass meets western swing. Well, many fiddle tunes or breakdowns and square dances are in the key of G and use long runs of eighth notes. Just like in bluegrass. Anyway, many American styles of music seem to get together in a certain stew we call western swing. Just like the previous lick, lick number 50 makes use of a lot of open strings. This time the emphasis is more on the bluesy, say dominant 7th sound.