Lesson ID: A0128
In this guitar lesson, I’ll teach y’all how to play two guitar solo breaks for the classic country & bluegrass song “John Hardy”. The first break has a nice blend of Carter style “boom chick” rhythm and Tony Rice influenced licks and the second guitar solo is loaded with some awesome country & bluegrass flatpicking licks that travel the neck. Download the tablature PDF files below the video along with the Guitar Pro files. If you like this lesson, check out our Bluegrass Lick Library.
Guitar Solo 1
Guitar Solo 2
Video 1 – Full Breakdown
Video 2 – Condensed Breakdown for the More Advanced Players
I’ll be adding a backing track and some more videos to this John Hardy lesson over the next few days, but hope y’all like this guitar solo lesson in the meantime!
Another good one, thanks Devin!
Wonderful arrangement, this will push me a good deal. More like this would be great!
That second solo is awesome!!
Nice lesson brother
hi Devin i think there is some problem for video 2 Video 2 – Condensed Breakdown for the More Advanced Players loadin!! i cant see the video !! could you fix it? thanx
I did a quick test on my end this morning and it seems to be loading now ok. Can you try it again and let me know? Hopefully it was a temporary glitch! If it keeps happening for you you I can take a closer look and see. Hope you’re still enjoying the lessons! I’m posting a new video on the Red River Valley lesson here in an hour or so with some good crosspicking style riffs that you might like.
I cannot get the files for john-
hardy-bluegrass-flatpicking-guitar-solo.gp and other such files when I click your download buttons.
Awesome lesson! If anyone wants to hear a killer performance of this, check out Norman Blake live at McCabe’s.
The ending lick is very,very and VERY HOT!
The guitar solo 2 it’s completely amazing…..really fun to play. Again thanks Devin!
I know it’s one of your older lessons, but thanks a lot for this one Devin! One of my favorite tunes. I always appreciate the quality of all your lessons!
It’s taken me much longer than usual to get the second solo nailed, but I thoroughly enjoy playing this over and over. Love the way it travels up the neck, it feels like a real fancy break (!) I know this is an old one but i would love to see and learn more lessons like this, thanks Devin.