Welcome to Country Guitar Fundamentals!
Country music is insanely popular, and Country Guitar stylings are a core part of any well rounded player. This course will take you through the essentials of country guitar guitar playing - which will not only make you a better player - but it's crazy fun.
My name is Michael Palmisano, and I am award-winning GIT grad, a 15+ year professional guitarist with 70k+ students from around the world, and the founder of Guitargate - the only guitar site sponsored by a major guitar brand, PRS Guitars.
In this course we are going to go over the basics and fundamentals of what makes country guitar unique - including:
AND WHATS MORE?
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I want you to love playing the guitar, and I want you to learn with me for a long time. If you need any help along the way, please message me and I'll get right back to you.
Take a look at my other courses, YouTube, Guitargate, and Facebook channels for examples of my teaching style before you purchase - I'm confident I can help you - but if you don't like this course - there's a 30 day no questions asked guarantee.
And I mean this when I say it: I take great pride in being available to my students, so please don't hesitate to reach out for any reason whatsoever. I'm here to help!!
Best of luck and I'll see you inside :)
3 chords and the truth - plus some others :)
A straight feel vs a swing or triplet feel is the main difference between country and blues rhythms.
4/4 cut in half. Great for fast country tunes :)
You know this sound - it mimics the kick and snare drums.
6/8 time is the sound of the slow country ballad.
The major pentatonic is the perfect place to start improvising over major sounding country tunes.
Adding the b3 to the major pentatonic as a passing tone makes for a much more interesting country sound.
Using the minor pentatonic and blues scales as options to color you major sounds.
In country music, improvisers heavily lean on chord tones. Use them to work you way around the neck.
This technique is the quintessential country pedal steel sound - which you can mimmic on your guitar.
Getting that staccato sound by picking most every note in a scale-first approach.
Taking a cue from banjo players, this technique is great for forming unique country sounding parts with triads and more.
Making more than the V chord dominant isn't just a blues thing.
Playing two notes at a time to harmonize your lead and rhythm playing. Check it out!
It's that hybrid picking sound that screams country guitar!
Class A tube amps, reverb, single coils, slapback. Yup - you've got a country rig.
Thanks so much for playing country guitar! Here are some bonus links and resources to keep you going. See you in the next course!
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Award Winning GIT Grad, Founder of PRS Sponsored Guitargate, 70k+ students worldwide, and Lead Guitarist in What's Next - Voted 5x "Best Band" in Baltimore.
I have been playing guitar since I was 5, and gigging and teaching professionally for the last 15+ years. I genuinely love to teach, and the goal of Guitargate is to help people learn the "why" behind the notes, and how to apply this to make music!
So whether you are an aspiring gigging musician, or you just enjoy playing for yourself, let me help you bridge the gap between rhythm and lead guitar.... and get the stuff in your head out! Seriously - you can do this!!
On a side note, it's truly incredible that the internet has allowed us to connect from all over the world.... I believe in online education, and I strive to be as helpful as possible. If you post a question or a video for feedback - I will respond and try and help any way I can.
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