Brian Setzer is a legend in the rockabilly world. His playing has inspired many budding guitarists throughout his illustrious career. He's most famous for his work in the Stray Cats and the Brian Setzer Orchestra.
9 essential rockabilly guitar chords (opens in new tab)
In this video lesson Brian shows you how to get a classic rockabilly (opens in new tab) sound by using barre chords. He also embellishes the chords with extra notes.
Barre chords with fingerpicking
This sequence shows how Brian uses barre chords combined with fingerpicking to get his patented rockabilly sound.
At bar 8 (the 5/4 bar), Brian was about to talk and momentarily lost concentration! We've tabbed what he actually played, but to keep it as a 4/4 bar simply leave out the beat in the brackets.