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I’ve Been All Around This World

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Lesson ID: A0179

In this guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play the traditional song called “I’ve been All Around This World”. First we’ll work through the main chord progression to this song and we’ll practice singing the verses with the chords & lyrics. Next you’ll learn two flatpicking guitar instrumental breaks. The first instrumental break brings in a lot of this song’s traditional melody and the second instrumental break has some nice flatpicking licks in the style of Bryan Sutton. Tablature files are available below the lesson video.

Note: Instrumental Break Progression = Verse Progression + Two Extra Measures of C at the end

Overview

Instrumental Break 1

Video 1 – Playthrough with Tablature – Instrumental Break 1

Video 2 – Full Breakdown – Instrumental Break 1

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Lesson Overview
00:36 min Measures 1 through 4
06:45 min Measures 5 through 8
14:01 min Measures 9 through 12
19:02 min Measures 13 through 17
23:45 min Practice the Entire Instrumental Break

Instrumental Break 2

Video 1 – Playthrough with Tablature – Instrumental Break 2

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Video 2 – Full Breakdown – Instrumental Break 2

Video Start Time Measures 1 through 4
00:00 min Lesson Overview
06:59 min Measures 5 through 8
12:58 min Measures 9 through 12
17:57 min Measures 13 through 17
21:04 min Practice the Entire Instrumental Break

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Backing Track

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Blue Railroad Train

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Lesson ID: A0178

In this guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play the old classic “Blue Railroad Train” in the style of Tony Rice. We’ll cover three different instrumental breaks that are loaded with some really nice country & bluegrass licks on acoustic guitar. The first two instrumental breaks are a little more advanced for the intermediate guitar players, and the third instrumental break is an easier version for the less experienced guitar players. The easier break will have some really nice Tony Rice style guitar licks as well and it will be a good challenge that’ll push your flatpicking to the next level. Later in the lesson, we’ll also go over the rhythm guitar part and chord progressions for “Blue Railroad Train”.

Overview

Guitar Break 1

Video 1 – Intermediate Break 1 – Playthrough with Tablature

Video 2 – Intermediate Break 1 – Full Breakdown

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Measures 1 through 4
06:17 min Measures 5 through 9
14:00 min Practice the First Half of the Instrumental Break
15:15 min Measures 10 through 13
22:26 min Measures 14 through 18
25:09 min Practice the Entire Instrumental Break

Guitar Break 2

Video 1 – Intermediate Break 2 – Playthrough with Tablature

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Video 2 – Intermediate Break 2 – Full Breakdown

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Measures 1 through 4
06:16 min Measures 5 through 9
08:13 min Measures 10 through 13
15:16 min Measures 14 through 18
16:25 min Slower Speed – Practice the Entire Instrumental Break
17:44 min Faster Speed – Practice the Entire Instrumental Break

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Easier Break

Video 1 – Easier Instrumental Break – Playthrough with Tablature

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Video 2 – Easier Instrumental Break – Full Breakdown

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Measures 1 through 4
03:38 min Syncopated Rhythm
05:31 min Measures 1 through 4 Continued
08:34 min Measures 5 through 9
11:44 min Pick Direction for Downbeats vs. Upbeats
17:20 min Measures 10 through 13
19:59 min Measures 14 through 18
22:30 min Key of D vs. D Position
23:52 min Slower Speed – Practice the Entire Instrumental Break
25:07 min Faster Speed – Practice the Entire Instrumental Break

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Chords

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Rhythm Overview
00:30 min Instrumental Break Chord Progression
01:54 min Verse Chord Progression
02:46 min Verse Chord Progression with Singing
04:19 min Strumming Patterns and Strumming Examples
12:27 min Rhythm Guitar Fill Riff

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Backing Track

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Johnny Cash Style Rhythm and Fills

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Lesson ID: A0174

In this guitar lesson, we’ll work on some Johnny Cash style rhythm guitar. First we’ll go over a nice country strumming pattern and get some practice strumming over a country chord progression. Then we’ll add some Johnny Cash style bass line walks to the chord progression to help transition from one chord to the next. You’ll learn eight Johnny Cash style bass line walks with tablature on the screen. After that, you’ll learn two guitar scales that you can use to create your own country bass line walks and then we’ll get some practice using these scales to play longer Johnny Cash style fill riffs. Overall this is a great guitar lesson that will give you that traditional country sound on your acoustic guitar.

Overview

Strumming Pattern

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Strumming Pattern Breakdown
01:44 min Chord Embellishment over E Chord
03:20 min Alternating Bass Line over A Chord
03:59 min Alternating Bass Line over B7 Chord
04:48 min Practice Your Strumming with a Country Chord Progression

Bass Line Walks

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Bass Line Walk 1
00:40 min How to Use the Bass Line Walks in a Progression
02:10 min Bass Line Walk 2 and Extra Tips
03:27 min Bass Line Walk 3 and Extra Tips
05:20 min Bass Line Walk 4 and Extra Tips
07:16 min Bass Line Walks 5 through 8
07:27 min Progression Example with Bass Line Walks

Guitar Scales

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Guitar Scale 1 – How to Read Scale Charts and How to Play Scale 1
03:19 min Guitar Scale 2 – How to Play Scale 2 and Extra Tips
05:02 min How to Use These Two Guitar Scales in Country Music
09:45 min One More Example of How to Use These Two Guitar Scales

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Fill Riffs

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Fill Riff 1
01:06 min How to Use the Fill Riffs in a Progression
04:38 min Fill Riff 2
06:17 min Fill Riff 3
08:21 min Fill Riff 4
10:04 min Fill Riff 5
13:38 min Fill Riff 6
15:04 min Fill Riff 7
17:50 min Fill Riff 8

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Recommended Gear

Country Series Low Tension / Acoustic Guitar Strings

https://woodtonestrings.com/product/classic-triangle-pick-88mm-3-pack/

Hank Williams Style Strumming and Lead

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Lesson 18 – Rhythm Fill Riffs and Lead Guitar Course
Lesson ID: A0155

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 song “Your Cheatin’ Heart” by Hank Williams. After we work through the rhythm guitar parts, we’ll switch gears and I’ll teach you a simple classic country guitar solo that you can play along with “Your Cheatin’ Heart”. Overall this is a great lesson for classic country strumming and lead guitar.

Lesson Overview

Strumming & Chords

Guitar Solo

Video 1 – Playthrough with Tablature

Video 2 – Full Breakdown

Jam Track

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Listen

Practice with Hank Williams

Practice this lesson’s strumming patterns and solo over the song “Your Cheatin’ Heart” by Hank Williams using the embedded player from Spotify. We’d highly recommend using Spotify for online radio. If you don’t have a Spotify account, click here to sign up free with your Facebook account or with an e-mail address.

Recommended Gear

Country Series Low Tension / Acoustic Guitar Strings

https://woodtonestrings.com/product/classic-triangle-pick-88mm-3-pack/