Country Licks for Wannabes Lesson

by Kristofer Dahl

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  • What would happen if we forced a true "rocker" to write a country solo? - We would get a country solo for wannabes.

    The advantages of such a solo are many, as an unexperienced country guitarist definately needs a different approach than a western veteran.

    In this lesson I give you the most common country techniques - from a rock perspective. Don't miss this oportunity - come along and take one step closer to creating your own unique style: by adding country licks into your playing. Some of these are so simple I promise you will get a few tricks under your fingers right away.

    Open string licks, banjo rolls, chicken picking, double stops - you have got it all here!

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    Chord Progression:

    G major is the perfect key for country guitar - as this scale contains all the open strings. Since a lot of the country sound comes from the use of open strings, I suggest you start learning some of the G scale boxes.

    Note: There really is no need to learn all the boxes just for the sake of it. Instead, try pick just one and see if you can come up with some licks/improvisation of your own.

    |G---|G---|G---|G---|

    |G---|G---|C---|C---|

    |G---|--F#|Em--|Em--|

    |G---|C---|D7---|D7---|

    |G---|C---|D7---|D7---|

    |Em---|Am---|Em---|B7Em-D7|

    |G---|
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    1 - G major box shapes
    2 - G major pentatonic box shapes

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