Exploring the world of country guitar is a diverse and exciting journey, one from which a guitarist of any background can benefit, while having fun. Modern country guitar is an amalgam of traditional and not-so-traditional playing approaches borrowed from several related homegrown American styles. As such, it includes elements of blues, bluegrass, rock and roll, and even jazz, and it offers a tasty mix of expressive and challenging playing techniques.
Some of these books have good intentions but were poorly researched, some were obvious cash grabs but some, the rare few, share a wealth of knowledge without emptying your wallet. Bluegrass lick books are a small subset of the bluegrass instructional book category. Most of the time these books are just lists of licks without citing sources, analyzing relevant theory, relevant technique or the greatest sin of all, without an apparent organizational system.
This lick was originally made famous by the great Floyd Cramer but many great piano players have played variations of it since then. When you finish watching it scroll down for extra tips and the notation. It comes from the mixolydian mode.
Guitar Lick by Kirk Lorange. As well as putting together these guitar licks and lessons, I am also the author of PlaneTalk - The Truly Totally Different Guitar Instruction Packagewhich teaches a mindset, a way of thinking about music and a way of tracking it all on the guitar fretboard. Yes, there IS a constant down there in the maze of strings and fret wire, a landmark that points to everything at all times.
Now and then I learn some new country licks and incorporate them into my playing. Country licks always sound so fresh and uplifting. You can find the tablature in the post below.
You don't need to be a country guitar whiz to dazzle your audience. Here's a few essential country guitar licks that will hold you in good stead at any country music gathering:. It works great on the A Mixolydian Mode with C in third minor second position thrown in as well.
In it, we build upon the basics of the previous lesson with hot techniques that add flash and sass to your playing. Country pickers love to emulate the sweet, soulful strains of the pedal-steel guitar. Doing so requires strong fingers, as well as a good ear for holding notes to pitch.
Each of these licks is special to me because it has changed my way of playing somehow. I am really curious what would you say about them. Not only will I show you how to play those licks, but I would also like to uncover the thought behind every lick, so you can understand it and use it in your own playing.