Guitar Lessons

Country Lessons

Characterized by aggressive alternate/hybrid picking, double stops and strong blues influences - country is a style way too cool to miss out on.


  • Twangy Tele Solo

    by Chris Shofner

    Danny Gatton style twang!

    Tags: Tone swells, walking bass, pinch harmonics, Danny Gatton, John Scofield, Jim Campilongo, tone control, chicken picking, twang, A Major
  • Country Ballad Solo III

    by Chris Shofner

    Slow and twangy with lots of Tele tricks.

    Tags: Jim Campilongo, arpeggios, Brad Paisley, Roy Buchanan, behind the nut bend, behind nut, tone control swells, F Major
  • Rhythm and Claw II

    by Chris Shofner

    Piano style chords on the guitar - country style!

    Tags: Danny Gatton, Jim Campilongo, Piano, Double-stop chords, triple-stop chords, sus4, C Major
  • Swamp Pop Solo

    by Chris Shofner

    Roy Buchanan meets Jerry Lee Lewis!

    Tags: Roy Buchanan, Jim Campilongo, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, snap, popping, volume swell, volume knob, double stops, C Major
  • Rockabilly Country Solo

    by Chris Shofner

    Brian Setzer meets Jim Campilongo.

    Tags: Brian Setzer, Jim Campilongo, Nels Cline, Brad Paisley, Brent Mason, rockabilly, stray cats, nocturne, octaves, Wes Montgomery, snapping, snaps, pops, popping, double stop bends, D Major, D Major Pentatonic
  • Me Learning Hot Country (challenge)

    by Kristofer Dahl

    How I attempted to learn a crazy difficult country solo in 4 months.

    Tags: hot country solo, Chris Shofner, CHicken Picking, Hybrid Picking, Brad Paisley, Brent Mason, Johnny Hiland, Jerry Donahue, G Major, A Major
  • Hybrid Picking Country Licks II

    by Chris Shofner

    More close-up coverage of the right hand technique.

    Tags: double-stops, alternate picking, hybrid picking, ascending, descending, open string pull-offs, G Major, Brad Paisley, Brent Mason, Jim Campilongo, close-up, extra cam, additional angle, right hand
  • Drop D Acoustic Country

    by Javier Aviles

    Chords, bass and melody at the same time using hybrid picking.

    Tags: Nothamerican Folk, Chet Atkins, Folk Country, Dropped D, Drop D, southern, southern rock, D minor
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Golden Oldies

  • Hot Country Licks in G

    by Emir Hot

    This is my first country lesson where you can find hybrid picking, alternate picking, slides and bendings.

    Tags: hybrid picking, alternate picking, slides, bendings, G major scale, G major pentatonic scale, G blues scale, open strings, bends, fast country
  • Country Picking - Advanced

    by Muris Varajic

    Techniques involved: alternate picking, "chicken" picking, use of open strings, bends.

    Tags: alternate picking, hybrid picking, use of open strings, bends, A dorian, A Mixolydian, A Major, speed picking, fast picking, bending, A Mixolydian, A major, A major pentatonic
  • Funklotimic Part 1 (Country-funk)

    by Jose Lassaga

    This lesson is a fragment of one of my own compositions.

    Tags: Blues Saraceno, Guthrie Govan, A Pentatonic Major, A Mixolydian, fingerstyle, picking, legato, fusion licks, funky licks, sweep picking, chords, double stops
  • Cookin Country Licks

    by Mitch Roberts

    A standard country progression packed full of killer riffs, some great improvisation tips and the theory that ties it all together

    Tags: A Major, Chicken Picking, Hybrid Picking, Double Stop, Open String, Licks, Country Licks, I IV V, Albert Lee, John 5 country
  • Country Chops & Double Stops

    by Russell Cash

    In this lesson we will look at many double stops and triplet style licks important to get a chicken picking sound.

    Tags: A blues, A mixolydian, Chicken Picking, Country Guitar, Triplets, Brent Mason, hybrid picking, open strings, A major pentatonic
  • Ballad Country Solo in 3/4

    by Ivan Milenkovic

    Cool sounding slow-paced country solo in 3/4 time signature.

    Tags: 3/4, bending, A major, Bending, Vibrato, Slides, Double stops, alternate picking, hybrid picking, melodic soloing, country, ballad
  • Fast Country Solo

    by Muris Varajic

    Alternate picking, pull-offs and hammer-ons, hybrid picking, "chicken" picking, bends and double bends, use of open strings, even "fake" steel guitar technique. Hop inside!

    Tags: alternate picking, pull-offs, hammer-ons , hybrid picking, chicken picking, bends, double bends, open strings, fake steel guitar technique, Albert Lee, G Major, G minor Pentatonic
  • Cookin Country Licks : Second Helping

    by Mitch Roberts

    This is a etude featuring great open string and double stop licks broken down one by one and explained.

    Tags: Double Stop, Open String, Licks, Riffs, Chicken Pickin, A blues, A Major Pentatonic, Fast Country, Telecaster, bending, country rock
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