Watch the Happy Trails online guitar lesson by Jason Loughlin from 50 Rockabilly Licks You MUST Know

You can't ignore the influence of western swing on rockabilly. Most of the rockabilly guitarists that we’ve been looking at would have been listening to western swing growing up. This was the popular music leading up to rockabilly. So much of the rockabilly language has roots in western swing. This is a pretty classic lap steel lick that’s going to end with some harmonics and a Bigsby dive that will closely imitate the sliding of a bar on a lap steel.

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