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Country & Bluegrass Lick in G and How to Use It

September 6, 2019 2

Lesson ID: FL0001 In this guitar lesson video, I’ll teach you one of my favorite…

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How to Play a Solo in C for Bluegrass and Country

August 14, 2019 10

In this guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play a guitar solo in C for bluegrass and country. First we’ll play through the solo arrangement at a slow pace with tablature on the screen. Then we’ll break down the entire solo line by line and we’ll also cover some helpful techniques for improvising solos in C…

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Ten Different Ways to Play the Bluegrass “G Run”

May 25, 2019 5

The classic “G run” is the most important part of bluegrass guitar. Learning different variations of the G run will improve your soloing and backup rhythm guitar. In this guitar lesson, we’ll work through ten different examples of how to play the standard bluegrass G run on guitar. All of the bluegrass G run examples in this lesson come with tablature. The first G run we’ll cover is the most common G run…

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Build-a-Break Flatpicking Guitar Licks for Cripple Creek

January 13, 2019 5

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

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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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Using Country & Bluegrass Licks to Build a Solo

October 19, 2018 13

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 14

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 16

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 20

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…