Country and Bluegrass Guitar Lessons

The Best Country Strumming Patterns

The Best Country Strumming Patterns

Ever wondered what makes a strumming pattern sound country? In this lesson I’ll show you! We’ll go over several common country strumming patterns and I’ll teach you some awesome techniques to spice up your country rhythm guitar playing. These techniques will work with just about every country song you hear on the radio!...

You and Tequila – Kenny Chesney

You and Tequila – Kenny Chesney

In this lesson, you’ll learn how to play the classic country song You and Tequila by Kenny Chesney. This song has a very catchy guitar part that all country guitar players should know how to play. The tablature is property and copyright of its owner(s) and provided for educational purposes only. Guitar Lesson...

Hey Pretty Girl – Kip Moore

Hey Pretty Girl – Kip Moore

In this guitar lesson series, you’ll learn how to play “Hey Pretty Girl” by Kip Moore. Kip Moore’s debut album, Up All Night, was released in the middle of 2012 and quickly became the best-selling male debut album. In 2014, Moore released the single “Young Love”, followed by “Dirt Road” and “I’m to...

A Woman Like You – Lee Brice

A Woman Like You – Lee Brice

In part one of this lesson, we’ll go over how to play the intro to A Woman Like You performed by Lee Brice. If the intro is more complicated than what you’re wanting to learn, check out part two of the lesson series to learn an easier way to play the intro. In...

Country Lick 2nd Position G Minor Pentatonic Scale (Lick #3)

2nd Position G Minor Pentatonic Scale Lick #3

In this lesson, we’re going over another lick built around the 2nd position of the G Minor pentatonic scale. It sounds good if you play this lick immediately after the licks we learned in the previous two lesson, or you can be creative and use it with other licks you already know or...

Salt Creek

Salt Creek

Salt Creek is an old traditional bluegrass song that you’ll want to know if you ever head to a bluegrass jam session. We’re going to slow this song down so it won’t be too difficult for the beginner to intermediate players, but this is also a great lesson for the advanced pickers because...

Country Lick 2nd Position G Minor Pentatonic Scale (Lick #2)

2nd Position G Minor Pentatonic Scale Lick #2

In this lesson, we’re going over another lick built around the 2nd position of the G Minor pentatonic scale. It sounds good if you play this lick immediately after the lick we learned in the previous lesson, or you can be creative and use it with other licks you already know or licks...

Country Lick 2nd Position G Minor Pentatonic Scale (Lick #1)

2nd Position G Minor Pentatonic Scale Lick #1

So we’ve already covered several licks within the 1st position of the G Minor pentatonic scale. In this lesson, we’re moving up the guitar neck to learn a lick built around the 2nd position of the G Minor pentatonic scale. The solo in the beginning of this video is an example of how...

Lead Guitar Improvising Tips + Jam Tracks

Lead Guitar Improvising Tips + Jam Tracks

In this guitar lesson, you’ll learn some more tips on how to improve country/bluegrass lead guitar. Also, there are four jam tracks at different speeds that you can use to practice these techniques and any of the G Minor pentatonic scale licks that we’ve covered in this lesson series. Lead Guitar Improvising Tips...

Country Lick 1st Position G Minor Pentatonic Scale (Lick #3)

1st Position G Minor Pentatonic Scale Lick #3

In this guitar lesson, you’ll learn another awesome country and bluegrass guitar lick! This particular riff starts out in the 1st position G minor pentatonic scale, then works it’s way up to the 2nd position, and then back down to the 1st position. The goal of these weekly guitar lick lessons is for...

Country Lick 1st Position G Minor Pentatonic Scale (Lick #2)
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1st Position G Minor Pentatonic Scale Lick #2

In this guitar lesson, you’ll learn another country and bluegrass guitar lick built around the 1st position of the G minor pentatonic scale. Each week, CGO will post new country guitar licks built around various positions of the pentatonic scales and the blues scales. The goal in all of these lessons is for...

1st Position G Minor Pentatonic Scale Lick #1

1st Position G Minor Pentatonic Scale Lick #1

In this guitar lesson, you’ll learn a country and bluegrass guitar lick built around the 1st position of the minor pentatonic scale. Each week, CGO will post new country guitar licks built around various positions of the pentatonic scales and the blues scales. The goal in all of these lessons is for you...