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Build-a-Break Flatpicking Guitar Licks for Cripple Creek

January 13, 2019 3

Lesson 9 – Bluegrass Guitar Solo Improvising Course Lesson ID: A0163 This is part two…

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Cripple Creek Traditional Guitar Breaks

December 16, 2018 8

This is Part One of a two-part lesson series where we’ll work on lead guitar improvising in a country & bluegrass style. In this guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play two guitar breaks for “Cripple Creek” using the song’s traditional melody…

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Country Guitar Lick Library

November 29, 2018 4

Our Bluegrass Lick Library has been really popular, so I’m putting together a Country Guitar…

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Brown’s Ferry Blues

November 9, 2018 16

“Brown’s Ferry Blues” was originally written in the early 1900s by The Delmore Brothers. Over the course of their careers, the Delmores wrote more than one thousand songs, including “Brown’s Ferry Blues”, “Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar”, and “Fifteen Miles from Birmingham”. The Delmore Brothers grew up in a musical home as their mother, Mollie Delmore, wrote and sang gospel songs for their church…

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Man of Constant Sorrow

October 20, 2018 57

“Man of Constant Sorrow” was first published by Dick Burnett in 1913 and later made popular by the Stanley Brothers in the 1950s. In this guitar lesson, we’ll show you how to play “Man of Constant Sorrow” in the style of The Soggy Bottom Boys. This song will turn some heads at your next jam…

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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…

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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”…

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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…