Posts By: Devin


Using Country & Bluegrass Licks to Build a Solo

October 19, 2018 12

In this guitar lesson, you’ll learn about the second type of guitar solo that involves playing stock country & bluegrass licks over the top of a standard chord progression. First, I’ll teach you four stock country and bluegrass guitar licks. We’ll talk about how to use these licks to play a hard-driving guitar solo in a country and bluegrass style. Then, I’ll show you some more of my favorite lead guitar improvising techniques…


Common Types of Country & Bluegrass Guitar Solos

October 4, 2018 9

In this guitar lesson, you’ll learn some of the most common ways to play country and bluegrass lead guitar solos. First, I’ll show you five of the best ways to create a guitar solo and we’ll talk about different techniques you can use to improvise better lead guitar solos. Next, we’ll get some ear training practice while we learn the basic guitar melody for “Will the Circle Be Unbroken”…

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Tennessee Stud Riffs and Strumming

August 31, 2018 13

In this guitar lesson, we’re going to work on country & bluegrass flatpicking in the style of Doc Watson. First, I’ll teach you how to play some catchy guitar riffs similar to what you’ll hear in Doc’s arrangement of “Tennessee Stud”…


Hot Bluegrass Guitar Licks & Improvising Tips

August 11, 2018 15

In this guitar lesson, you’ll learn several barn-burning bluegrass guitar licks that’ll turn some heads at your next bluegrass jam. We’ll also talk some more about how to use bluegrass licks, how bluegrass licks are structured…


Hank Williams Style Strumming and Lead

July 28, 2018 12

In this guitar lesson, you’ll learn three country strumming patterns that work great for classic country. Then we’ll practice the country strumming patterns over a couple of chord progressions in the style of the old classic…


Jimmie Rodgers Style Rhythm and Fills

June 28, 2018 15

In this guitar lesson, we’re going to work on some Jimmie Rodgers style rhythm guitar techniques. First, we’ll go over a nice classic country strumming pattern that has a hint of Texas swing. After we break down the…

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NEW! Community Forum

June 10, 2018 0

We just launched our brand new Community Forum earlier this week! All CGO members are…


Jimmy Brown the Newsboy

June 9, 2018 12

In this guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play the traditional country & bluegrass song called “Jimmy Brown the Newsboy”. This song was originally written by William Shakespeare Hays in the late 1800s and it has been recorded by several country…

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Tony Rice Guitar Licks

May 30, 2018 11

Spice up your bluegrass lead guitar with our Bluegrass Lick Library! In this guitar lesson video, you’ll learn one of the most essential bluegrass licks that Tony Rice used in the majority of his guitar solos. Also, be sure to check out the other Tony Rice…