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Posts In: Rhythm Guitar

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Jimmy Brown the Newsboy

June 9, 2018 13

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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Home Sweet Home Crosspicking Lesson

May 18, 2018 24

In this country and bluegrass crosspicking guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play a crosspicking version of the traditional tune “Home Sweet Home” in the key of C. This song was originally adapted from American actor and dramatist John Howard Payne’s 1823…

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You Are My Sunshine in the Style of Gene Autry

May 4, 2018 13

In this country guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play a country & bluegrass version of the old classic melody “You Are My Sunshine”. This is a Carter style arrangement where we’ll combine “boom chick” country strumming with the…

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Country Strumming & Fills in the Style of Willie Nelson

April 1, 2018 18

In this guitar lesson, I’ll teach you a classic country strumming pattern in the style of “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” by Willie Nelson. First I’ll break down the strumming pattern and give you some strumming…

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Drop D Country Guitar Riffs

March 29, 2018 21

In this country guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play six intermediate country guitar riffs in drop D. We’ll also have three easier drop D riffs for the newer country pickers. I’ll play the drop D licks with tablature and give you a full breakdown along with…

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12 Bar Blues with a Country Twang

March 13, 2018 28

In this country guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play a variation of the 12 bar blues that has a country & bluegrass twang. In both arrangements below, we’ll use triplets to spice up our country fills and we’ll also replace…

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Angeline the Baker

January 18, 2018 28

“Angeline the Baker”, also known as “Angelina Baker”, is an old traditional song written by Stephen Foster and published in 1850. Foster was one of the first commercial pop composers and he wrote “Angelina Baker” for original Christy Minstrels…

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East Tennessee Blues

December 30, 2017 17

“East Tennessee Blues” is a traditional country rag that was first recorded in 1926 by Charlie Bowman with the Hill Billies. It was around prior to Bowman’s recording and has been also known as Hey Mr. Muskrat, Honeysuckle, Honeysuckle Rag…

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Merle Haggard Style Classic Country Intro & Fills

December 11, 2017 10

In this guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play a classic country intro in the style of Merle Haggard along with some nice country fill riffs that’ll spice up your country rhythm guitar. First we’ll work through the intro with…