Modern Country Guitar: Technique Booster
- 2.5 hours on-demand video
- 14 downloadable resources
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
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- Play along with the downloadable backing track.
- Learn to Play a Country Rock Style Solo. Complete with TABs and Backing Track.
- Understand & Apply the basic techniques used in the country guitar style
- You will need a guitar
- Computer/ Tablet/ Internet Connection
- You will need time to practice the material.
- An open mind and a willingness to learn.
Country Guitar playing (Chicken Pickin') is a fun style to play. Chicken Pickin' is upbeat and fast, so if you don't have the endurance and dexterity, it makes it hard to keep up.
The Modern Country Guitar Course is designed to build those chops.
Part 1 of the course cover how to get that Chicken Pickin' Tone. Let's face it, if your getting a cool tone out of your guitar, pedals and amp, you'll practice longer because your inspired.
Part 2 of this course is a series of exercises and repeating patterns that you will learn and play-along with the provided backing track. These exercises are designed to increase your stamina and improve right-left hand coordination.
In Part 3 of the course you'll learn an upbeat country guitar solo. It may seem a little challenging at first, but once your done with the exercise portion of the course, you should be able to easily play this solo.
In this course you will learn:
- Country Guitar Tone! We'll cover Guitars, Amps, Effects and even Fingernails.
- Working with the Country Composite Scale
- Hybrid Picking Techniques & Exercises
- Repeating Patterns & Exercises
- Double Stops Licks
- Open String Licks
- Chicken Pickin' Techniques
- Play A-Long with a Rockin' Country Style Solo
The Modern Country Guitar Course includes HD videos featuring both Right and Left Hand camera angles for easy learning.
In addition, you will also receive additional resources like: MP3 Backing Tracks and Printable PDF TAB sheets.
Play A-Long with the downloadable Backing Track (at Slow, Medium & Fast tempos).
As a student, you will have lifelong access, so you can learn at your own pace.
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- Intermediate Rock & Blues Guitarists that want to add some Chicken Pickin' influence into thier playing style.
- Any Guitarist that wants to add new Elements, Concepts & Techniqes to thier Playing.
- Not for students expecting to learn specific songs.
- Intermediate/Advanced guitarists that need to "fill in the gaps of knowledge".
This is an overview of the Modern Country Guitar: Technique Booster Course. We'll cover a lot of topics in this course, everything from Tone, Exercises, Licks and I also created a special solo so you'll have something to work out these new techniques. Work on this material for the next 30 days and you will see a boost in technique, endurance & dexterity. Start slow. Add one exercise or lick each day, building on the previous days lesson.
In this module you will find all the downloadable resources that go along with this course. Print out the pdf TAB sheets to follow along with the rest of this course. There are also mp3 backing tracks to play along with. Load these into a sequencer or stand alone player and practice along with them for the next 30 days to boost your technique.
This lecture is an overview of the Tone Section. We'll discuss guitars, amps, effects and even fingernails. The videos in this tone section have been used before in my other course but I felt it is important enough to include in this course. If you've been through my other course, you can just mark the lectures as complete. If this is your first course with me, this information will give you an idea of how I go about getting that spankin' country tone.
In this module we will discuss the best type guitars used for country guitar. You can choose from vintage type guitars or modern type guitars. Each will have it's own feel and sound. It comes down to what feels best to you. The obvious choice is a Tele style guitar but any guitar with single coil pickups will work.
In this lecture we go over the effects I use in my set-up. The main effects are compressor, slapback delay, reverb and sometimes an mild overdrive or boost pedal into an AC30 inspired amp (model).This set-up is the same way I would go about setting up a regular amp and effects pedals. I use the same formula, either way. THere are several benefits to running direct and the AVID Eleven Rack sounds great.
This lecture talks about the picks I use. For the longest time I had a problem of picks rotating in my fingers as I tried to play. Because the DAVA Grip Tip Picks have a rubber coating, this helps eliminate pick rotation.
This video show actual amp and pedals set-up. This is the set-up I used when I recorded the Teaser solo. In Lecture 5 I use an amp modeler and digital effects but this is the same process I use for either set-up. My set-up will include an AC30 style amp, compressor, boost, slapback delay and reverb. It's a pretty simple formula that I've used for the past twenty years.
This is an overview of the exercises section of the course. Be sure to have your printed TAB sheets so you can follow along. Also, load the mp3 drum tracks into a sequencer (i.e. Logic, Garage Band, Pro Tools) or even a stand alone player like Amazing Slow Downer, Transcribe, VLC or even Windows Media Player. Practice these exercises along with the drum tracks for the next 30 days to notice an improvement in your hybrid picking technique.
Example #5 is a repeating pattern that will help improve your hybrid pick with single note accents and double stops. Pay attention to the right hand picking pattern.The pattern itself is taken from the pentatonic scale so you will be able to use this pattern to create licks of your own.
Example #7 is another hybrid picking exercise. Your pick will take care of the fourth string and your right hand ring& middle fingers will pluck the double stops on the second & third string. The import part of this pattern is you start with an upstroke of the pick in order for the rest of the pattern to fall into place.
Example #8 is another hybrid picking exercise. Your pick will take care of the fourth string and your right hand ring & middle fingers will pluck the double stops on the second & third string. Depending on where you play this pattern on the neck, it could be applied to either the Major Pentatonic or Minor Pentatonic scale.
Example #9 is a repeating pattern that will help improve your hybrid picking technique with single note accents and double stops. Pay attention to the right hand picking pattern. Try alternating between alternate picking and hybrid picking on the fourth & fifth strings. Use this pattern when improvising some of your own solos.
Example #10 is a cool double stop hammer-on pattern. Your right hand ring & middle fingers will pluck the double stop and you pick will down stroke the root note on the fourth string. In the Key of G, this pattern hammers on from the minor third of the scale to the major third of the scale. This is a common technique in modern country guitar.
Example #11 is more of a Lick based pattern. It incorporates bends, minor third to major third hammer-ons and a chromatic walk down.The trick to pulling this off is to bend the 6th fret on the second string while holding the 7th fret on the first string still. You don't want to bend both strings. If you do it right, it will sound like a steel guitar bend.
Example #12 is an open string pull-off lick in the style of Brad Paisley. Pay attention to the right hand pattern as it will be used in the following three examples. This sounds great and because your pulling off to open strings, it's easy to build up speed. This is a great modern country technique to add to your style.
This is the solo example for this course. This little solo is named Teaser. It's based out of the Key of G and uses mostly notes from the minor pentatonic scale. You should notice that many of the techniques used in the Exercises section of this course were incorporated into this solo. If you learn this solo and have played along with the exercises in this course, you should see a noticeable boost in your technique.
Lick #4 starts of the same as the previous example but finishes with a cool descending pull off lick. Because your pulling of to open strings the lick is double timed. This change in rhythmic pattern breaks up the timing used in the main repeating riff. These timing changes can make it more interesting for the listener.
Lick #5 is the ascending country composite scale. You should be familiar with this scale. All the chromatic notes sound great because they are all just passing tones. This same pattern could be shifted up 2 frets and then it would be considered an A scale. Try moving it around the neck and playing it in different keys. This is a great modern country guitar technique to have in your repertoire.
Lick #10 is a fun little chicken pickin' lick. Chicken Pickin' is a term where as you make clucking sound with the guitar, kinda like a chicken. The G note played at the 12th fret can be played as a ghost note, barley pressing down one the string. It finishes off with a descending to ascending chromatic style run.
Lick #11 is a great descending double stop lick. It is chromatic in nature so you hit all most every fret on the way down. Start at the G position at the 12th fret and work down to the G minor pentatonic position at the 3rd fret. This modern country guitar technique works great in different keys as well. Just move the pattern around accordingly.
This lecture concludes the solo section. When working on the solo, start with the slowest backing track. Memorize the entire solo. Once you have it down at the slowest speed, move onto the next faster backing track. Continue until you have it to full speed. After you have it down, try incorporating some of your own licks in the solo. Make it your own.
Congratulations. You made it through the course. Over the next 30 days continue to work with these patterns. If you work on the exercises and the solo along with the provided mp3 tracks, I am confident that you will see a boost in your technique, endurance and dexterity. Once you have them down to the point where you can play them without thinking about them, they will start to emerge in your playing style. If you ever have questions, don't hesitate to reach out to me. I'm here to help. Thanks Again! Vinnie