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Over the Waterfall

Lesson ID: A0222 In this lesson, you’ll learn how to play a bluegrass flatpicking arrangement for the traditional song “Over the Waterfall”. This arrangement is inspired by a lesson request submitted through our Forum that included a performance by greekflatpicker on YouTube. Check out...

Difficulty:
4.0 out of 5
Lesson Key:
C

Old Joe Clark

Lesson ID: A0221 In this lesson, you’ll learn how to play one a flatpicking guitar arrangement for the traditional fiddle tune “Old Joe Clark“. This mountain ballad was popular among soldiers from eastern Kentucky during World War I and afterwards. Its lyrics refer to...

Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Lesson Key:
A

Red Haired Boy

Lesson ID: A0220 In this guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play a nice bluegrass flatpicking arrangement for “Red Haired Boy”. This song is one of the most common fiddle tunes played at bluegrass jams. NOTE: We’re going to play “Red Haired Boy” using...

Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Lesson Key:
A, G Position

Easy Flatpicking Arrangement – “Arkansas Traveler”

Lesson ID: A0219 In this guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play one of the most common bluegrass standards called “Arkansas Traveler” in the key of D. We’d highly recommend learning this song if you ever go to bluegrass jams, and even if you’re...

Difficulty:
2.0 out of 5
Lesson Key:
D

Chicken Pickin’ Lick 3 in A

Lesson ID: A0218 Here is Chicken Pickin’ Guitar Lick 3 in the key of A. This is a fun country guitar lick that travels up the neck in a really creative way. We’re going to combine Lick 3 with Chicken Pickin’ Licks 1 and...

Difficulty:
3.0 out of 5
Lesson Key:
A

Dust in a Baggie by Billy Strings

Lesson ID: A0209 In this guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play the guitar solos from “Dust in a Baggie” by Billy Strings. We’re going to cover the popular version on YouTube where Billy is playing this song on a couch. We’ll cover all...

Difficulty:
4.0 out of 5
Lesson Key:
G

Bluesy Country Drop D Fingerstyle Riff

Lesson ID: A0217 In this fingerstyle guitar lesson, you’ll learn a really fun bluesy country drop D guitar riff. First, we’ll play through the riff slowly with tablature on the screen. After that, we have a full breakdown of the riff with extra guitar...

Difficulty:
3.0 out of 5
Lesson Key:
D

Church Street Blues

Lesson ID: A0208 In this guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play “Church Street Blues” written by Norman Blake (we’ll cover this song the way Tony Rice played it). There are basically three parts to this song — the guitar break, verse, and chorus....

Difficulty:
4.0 out of 5
Lesson Key:
C Position, D#

Chicken Pickin’ Lick 2 in A

Lesson ID: A0216 Here is Chicken Pickin’ Guitar Lick 2 in the key of A. This electric guitar riff is extremely useful because it sounds amazing over just about every country chord progression in the key of A. Many country guitar licks are designed...

Difficulty:
3.5 out of 5
Lesson Key:
A

Easy Country Fill Riffs in the Key of G

Lesson ID: A0214 In this guitar lesson, you’ll learn three easy fill riffs that you can use to spice up your country & bluegrass rhythm guitar. Each fill riff is one measure long and you can use them in almost any chord progression in...

Difficulty:
2.0 out of 5
Lesson Key:
G

Chicken Pickin’ Lick 1 in A

Lesson ID: A0215 Here’s a classic country chicken pickin’ lick in the key of A. That first bend with your middle finger is pretty tricky — make sure you bend with your middle finger without bending the 1st and 2nd strings with your pointer/ring...

Difficulty:
3.5 out of 5
Lesson Key:
A

Muddy Drop D Riff

Lesson ID: A0213 In this guitar lesson, you’ll learn a “muddy” country guitar riff. To play this riff, you’ll need to tune your guitar to drop D tuning (DADGBE), and check out the pick direction symbols in the TAB as you’re learning the riff....

Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Lesson Key:
D

A Beautiful Slow Western Swing Guitar Solo

Lesson ID: A0212 Western swing music began in the dance halls of small towns throughout the lower Great Plains in the late 1920s and early 1930s, growing from house parties and ranch dances where fiddlers and guitarists played for dancers. Throughout the 1930s and...

Difficulty:
3.0 out of 5
Lesson Key:
D

How to End a Bluegrass Song with Style

Lesson ID: A0211 In this guitar lesson, you’ll learn a fun bluegrass guitar lick in G that you can use at the end of a guitar solo or at the end of an entire song. I use this guitar lick all the time when...

Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Lesson Key:
G

Some Dark Holler

Lesson ID: A0210 In this guitar lesson, we’ll take a look at the song “Some Dark Holler” in the style of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (featuring Dwight Yoakam). The main focus if this lesson is the intro played on acoustic guitar. If you listen...

Difficulty:
3.0 out of 5
Lesson Key:
C

Fingerstyle Delta Blues in Double Drop D Tuning

Lesson ID: A0207 In this guitar lesson, you’ll learn a 12 bar fingerstyle delta blues progression in double drop D tuning (DADGBD). This progression is best played at a slow speed and it has a really nice bluesy sound. We’ll work through the tablature...

Difficulty:
3.0 out of 5
Lesson Key:
D

12 Bar Bluegrass in G

Lesson ID: A0206 Thought I’d change it up a bit and record a quick lesson for y’all next to the creek behind my house… Here’s a 12 bar bluegrass flatpicking break in G that has a lot of guitar licks I use all the...

Difficulty:
3.0 out of 5
Lesson Key:
G

Two Bluegrass Flatpicking Solos in C

Lesson ID: A0205 In this guitar lesson, you’ll learn two 12-bar bluegrass flatpicking guitar solos in the key of C. These two solos are loaded with stock bluegrass licks that you can use to improvise solo breaks over the majority of bluegrass songs that...

Difficulty:
3.5 out of 5
Lesson Key:
C

Back Porch Lesson – Bluegrass Guitar Lick in G

Lesson ID: A0204 Hey Everyone! I’m going to start posting some random “back porch lessons” every now and then to give y’all some different things to work on. These casual lesson videos will cover a variety of things from guitar licks to songs. I...

Difficulty:
3.5 out of 5
Lesson Key:
G

“One Bud Wiser” Country Guitar Riffs

Lesson ID: A0203 In this guitar lesson, we’ll take a close look at some acoustic country guitar licks from “One Bud Wiser” performed by Gretchen Wilson in her documentary called Undressed. This documentary follows Gretchen as she walks you through her life on the...

Difficulty:
3.0 out of 5
Lesson Key:
A

Outlaw Country Drop D Riffs and Strumming

Lesson ID: A0202 In this guitar lesson, you’ll learn a few country guitar riffs in the style of Charlie Daniels. We’ll also use the chord progressions from “Long Haired Country Boy” by Charlie Daniels to practice some country strumming patterns and chord embellishments. Overall,...

Difficulty:
2.0 out of 5
Lesson Key:
D

“Nothing To It” In the Style of Billy Strings

Lesson ID: A0201 In this guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play a variation of the song “Nothing To It” written by Doc Watson in the style of Billy Strings. This song is loaded with some classic Doc Watson style guitar licks that you...

Difficulty:
3.5 out of 5
Lesson Key:
C

How to Play Happy Birthday on Guitar

Lesson ID: A0200 In this guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play “Happy Birthday” on guitar. This bday arrangement combines picking and strumming, and it has a little bit of a country feel to it. You can download the Happy Birthday Tablature below the...

Difficulty:
2.0 out of 5
Lesson Key:
D

Texas Swing Chord Progression on Guitar

Lesson ID: A0199 In this guitar lesson, you’ll learn a jazzy Texas swing rhythm guitar progression. First we’ll take a look at a must-learn Texas swing strumming pattern. Then we’ll work through a practice progression in the style of “Two-Step Down to Texas” by...

Difficulty:
3.5 out of 5
Lesson Key:
G