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Soundslice picks: Best of western swing

Playlist curated by soundslice ∙ 24 slices and 9 musicians
Up-tempo, electric country music.

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Inspirational Rockabilly lines by Cliff Gallup over a fairly typical I, IV, V chord progression. More…

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Head and first solo to western swing great Jimmie Rivers' take on the Erskine Hawkins tune "Tippin' In" from his Brisbane Bop record. Tons of great country jazz licks throughout the solo and simple but… More…

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Elvis' holiday classic arranged in a minimalist style with 6ths, double stops, simple 3 string 7th voicings, and more. More…
Covering Trent56 · Dec. 4, 2018

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Thanks for the crosspicking study, Trent! I didn't know that the top string is an upstroke — is that usually how crosspicking goes? Reminds my of a gypsy guitar exercise. More…

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Don Helms' lap steel intro and solo break on the Patsy Cline classic arranged for six string. Offers great insight into how to get that steel sound on a 6 string with simple triad inversions up/down/across… More…

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Chicago's Joel Paterson playing with some rockabilly twang. More…

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Rory has a technique all his own, and it's just so fun to experience. More…

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The A pedal raises your 5th string from B to C#, or one whole step. The G major lick is performed in the open E major chord postion at the third fret. This could be also performed on a "B Bender" guitar,… More…

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A classic tune played by a modern master of non-pedal steel guitar: Chris Scruggs.… More…

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Notice how the initial melodic line in these beautiful chords ascends regardless of what string is played. More…

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This is mid-interview (CBS Nightwatch in '89) where Danny is asked to "do something" to "show the virtuosity." The whole interview is worth a watch. More…