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Guitar Noise Podcast #13 – Getting Into Swing

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Hello to all!

In our thirteenth Guitar Noise Podcast, we move into the realm of swing. First, we’ll look at the feel of swing and of how “swing eighths” differ from the “straight eighth” notes that we’ve been using in our strumming up to this point.

And, since swing eighths are the basis of blues shuffles and rhythms, we’ll use our new strumming style in the “twelve bar blues” format as a way to get ourselves comfortable with the use of swing eighths in strumming. Then, as we have in past lessons, we’ll explore this rhythm further by combining it with a very cool walking bass line. You’ll be sounding like a Texas blue legend before you’re done!

As always, I’ll be walking you step by step through the lesson. And, as always, please let us know what you think.



  1. carey
    April 29th, 2010 @ 12:57 am

    Hi, I am devastated about your tab controversy! This site has been so amazing for me. Thanks for all that you guys have done, and hopefully you can sort something out!

  2. Bob Jordan
    June 7th, 2009 @ 3:50 pm

    That is a fine intro to this edition, is it some Carter style up and down with the finger while picking the bass run?