Country Licks in all Keys

by Guido Bungenstock

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  • Hi Guys - it's country time!

    This lesson is for the advanced players who like country stuff and are looking for some new ideas with chicken picking (hybrid picking) or flat picking (alternate picking).

    I made 12 country lick in 12 keys! So this also could be a challenge to use some uncommon keys like Ab, C# or F# for example. Because we guitar players usually like to play in the easier keys.

    I uses some typical country techniques that is/are used by Albert lee, Steve Morse, Danny Gatton and Johnny Hiland.
    Some licks sound more difficult as they really are and some sound easy but have some tricky fingerings.


    Here are the 12 different licks of the lesson:

    Lick 1 0:00-0:07
    | C79 | % | % | & | Pause |

    Lick 2 0:8-0:13
    | F | % | % | & | Pause |

    Lick 3 0:14-0:19
    | Bb7 | % | % | & | Pause |

    Lick41 0:20-0:25
    | Eb79 | % | % | & | Pause |

    Lick 5 0:26-0:31
    | Ab | % | % | & | Pause |

    Lick 6 0:32-0:37
    | C#79 |% | % | & | Pause |

    Lick 7 0:38-0:43
    | F#79 | % | % | & | Pause |

    Lick 8 0:44-0:49
    | B79 | % | % | & | Pause |

    Lick 9 0:50-0:55
    | E79 | % | % | & | Pause |

    Lick 10 0:56-1:01
    | A | % | % | & | Pause |

    Lick 11 1:02-1:07
    | D7 | % | % | & | Pause |

    Lick 12 1:08-1:13
    | G | %% | % | & | Pause |


    Start them really slow and incrase the tempo step by step until you feel comfortable with it! Then start to move them inside the beat and you'll get another interesting accent.

    Have fun! ;-)

    Final words

    I tried to transcribe as close as possible. Specially in the Guitar Pro 5 you'll find all this little extras!

    Cheers - Guido

    Technical specifications
    Guitar: Music Man Luke II
    Strings: D'Addario NYXL 009
    Audio Interface: Focusrite Saffire PRO 24
    Recording SW: Logic 9, several plugins
    Amp(Only for Monitor): Peavey JSX Top with Marshall 2x12" V30

    Kemper Profiling Amp: Bognar XTC Green

    This profile is available for purchase here:
    http://www.guidorist.com/en/product-category/kemper-amp-profiles/


    Standard tuning: E, A, D, G, B, E
    Tempo: 240 BPM

























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