A Guide to Chords, Rhythm and Repertoire
It's now easier than ever to learn the chord positions, progressions, substitutions and rhythms for playing western swing, jazz classics and back-ups for Texas-style fiddle tunes.
Marcy's practical, hands-on approach will teach you to play hot rhythm to any swing tune you hear, even if you don't read music. She takes you step-by-step through the most common turnarounds and chord progressions so you can master recognizable musical phrases in every key. Although this course starts at a fairly basic level, the progressions increase in difficulty so that after working through the three CDs you'll be able to apply her teachings to most popular favorites, including "Hey Good Lookin'," "Deep Water," "Miss Molly," "Roly Poly," "Old Fashioned Love," "Honeysuckle Rose," "12-Bar Blues" and "Rhythm Changes."
Marcy Marxer is an exceptional guitarist, teacher, performer, producer and session musician. She has performed and recorded with Cathy Fink since 1982, a format that features her acoustic and electric guitar work as well as her skills on a variety of other instruments. Marcy also played lead guitar and mandolin on "Blue Rose" (Sugar Hill Records); on several recordings with country legend Patsy Montana; and has appeared on more than 30 other albums.
"A few years ago I ordered your Western Swing three CD set and have not been the same since. With just the guitar chords and your voice, I was able to pick out the sound that had been evading me in the mix of all instruments. I still listen to Asleep at the Wheel and Bob Wills, but you are the one who took me there. Thank you so much!" - Jesse in Austin