Hello all - it has been a while since I posted anything or have been active. I'd like to say that I've been woodshedding, but actually the day job has gotten in the way.
I began talking with a guy about forming a western swing band last month and started putting together email lessons on some basics. I decided to put them on a blog so others could benefit. This is still very much in development and has no followers yet - the videos are very rough, just recorded with my laptop. If the blog gets some readers, I'll redo the videos with more organization, a camera and mic.
This post is not about Gypsy Jazz, so I apologize if I put it in the wrong place. The lessons are free and I'm just doing this for fun and a love of all sub-genres of swing. Even if you have no interest in western swing, you may find a useful chord or progression there.
So, please check out westernswingguitar.blogspot.com. Please follow it, if that is something you do - comment, ask questions, offer advice or criticism and tell anyone you know who may be interested in playing western swing (or swing rhythm in general) about it. In the future, I'll get into lead playing a little - single string, thumbpicking and chord melody and probably teach a few songs int their entirety.