Category: Country Guitar

Stylizing Chords Rockabilly Style
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In this lesson we will learn how to stylize a simple I-IV-V pattern with a Rockabilly flavor

Country Style Chord Riff
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In this lesson we will stylize our chord with a country flavored riff.

Country Licks
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In this lesson we will learn some country licks you can use in your lead playing.

Country Riffing
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In this lesson we will learn some country style riffs using the b3rd and b7th.

The Memphis Scale
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In this lesson you will be introduced to the memphis scale and learn how it can be applied.

The Country Scale
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In this lesson we will learn the Country Scale and how to apply it to our improvisation and lead playing.

Using Pentatonic Major in Country
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In this lesson we will learn how to use the Pentatonic Major scale to make our leads sound more country.

Make Your Chords Sound Country
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In this lesson we will learn some ways to make your chords sound more country.

Classic Country Strumming
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In this lesson we will explore some classic country strumming patterns.

Travis Picking Continued
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In this lesson we will study more on Travis Picking.

Intro to Travis Picking
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In this lesson we will learn the basic principles behind Travis picking. Travis picking is a finger picking style named after one of the innovators, Merle Travis. Travis picking is used in Country, Blues, Ragtime, and Rock music.

More Country Licks
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In this lesson we will learn some more country licks you can use in your lead playing, combining the country scale and pentatonic major.

Chicken Pickin Licks in A
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In this lesson we will cover some chicken pickin licks licks in the key of A. Practice these licks in different keys.

Chicken Pickin Riff in A
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In this lesson we will learn a cool chicken pickin style riff in the key of A

Chicken Pickin Chords
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In this lesson we will use our chicken picking technique within some basic open chords.

Intro to Chicken Pickin’
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In this lesson we will start our teaching of Country style hybrid picking or chicken pickin. This is a style often used by the likes of Brad Paisley and Brent Mason among many others.

Classic Country Electric Style
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Electric guitar had a specific function in the classic country era of Hank Williams and Patsy Cline. In this lesson we will study this function with the tune Hey Good Lookin as the example. The theory is easily applied to other country chord progressions to get that classic country sound.