Brent Mason, Brad Paisley, James Burton, Jerry Donahue, Don Rich, Danny Gatton, Jonny Hiland, Jim Campilongo, John Scofield, behind the nut, bends, steel guitar bends, chicken picking, octaves, tone control swellsby Chris Shofner
Brent Mason, James Burton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, George Benson, Don Rich, Danny Gatton, Jim Campilongo, John Scofield, steel guitar bends, chicken picking, banjo rolls, tone control swells, double-stops, fusionby Chris Shofner
In this lesson we'll examine some country rhythm guitar techniques, a good basis for every guitarist!
More precisely we gonna take a look at the "Carter Strum" (Carter family / Maybelle Carter influencial guitar style / late 20's).
Basically the "Carter Strum" separate the chord into two elements : a bass note on beats 1 & 3 and the strummed chord on beats 2 & 4. You'll find more technical and theoretical explanations in each musical example/video.
Although this comping style is often played with an acoustic guitar we can play both with electric or acoustic guitar.
On the electric guitar I slightly mute the strings with the palm of the picking hand.
Regarding the chords, we are going to use the well known open-position of G, C and D major chords.
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Gear used :
- Fender Telecaster (middle pickup)
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