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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Texas Fiddle Tune Back Up Video


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Tony O Rourke - Posted - 09/15/2020:  16:03:32


I've just posted a new YT clip on playing back up guitar to Texas Fiddle tunes. This one uses open chords; I'll be doing another one on closed chords at some stage. You can view it here:
youtube.com/watch?v=r_anBi3guK...=youtu.be

Dick Hauser - Posted - 01/29/2021:  07:41:50


Doesn't "Texas Swing/Western Style/Sock Guitar" use only "closed" chords. I read an article by Bob Will's guitarist about this style of guitar playing. He said he developed this rhythm style to compensate for the inadequacies in the band's base player. Some American fiddle competitions have primarily contestants who play that style of music, and the fiddlers have several guitarists standing around them. Look at Youtube videos of fiddle competition a Wisner Idaho. IMHO, that style of fiddling and guitar playing are very difficult and complex.



I don't play that "western" style of music on fiddle or guitar. Open chords are often used by rhythm guitar players who aren't playing "Texas Swing/Western Style" guitar.


Edited by - Dick Hauser on 01/29/2021 07:43:08

Tony O Rourke - Posted - 01/29/2021:  23:06:01


This video shows an open chord approach to playing those same closed chords. When I get around to it I will do another video on playing with closed chords. I've seen many of those clips you mention as having three guitarists backing them. As I play those same tunes on a guitar you could imagine the problems I'd have being heard if I had three guitars in the background!

Tony O Rourke - Posted - 02/16/2021:  13:31:01


I've added a video of Texas Fiddle Back Up using moveable chords, using Bitter Creek as a demonstartion tune. It can be viewed here:
youtube.com/watch?v=mqheAZMTbXI&t=77s

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