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Lessons: Country

Cosmic Country: Spanky Double-Stops

November 7, 2015
Up your twang factor by exploring this fundamental country technique.
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What Bohlinger Plays: Hybrid-Picking Double-Stop Chromaticism

September 23, 2015
In this installment, the Lee Brice sideman pairs sophisticated-sounding chromatic-scale moves with a hybrid-picking technique you can easily move around the fretboard for a unique sound in a variety of styles and keys.
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Cosmic Country: Get Rhythm!

August 29, 2015
Get your hands around a few essential styles of country rhythm guitar.
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Cosmic Country: A Bad Case of the Bends

April 4, 2015
From crying pedal-steel sounds to aggressive, bluesy squeals, bending a string is all about feeling.
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Cosmic Country: Ghost (Notes) in the Machine

January 17, 2015
One of Nashville’s young guns offers a primer on an essential technique.
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Twang 101: 6 Essential Pedal-Steel Bends

November 8, 2014
These finger-twisting licks are guaranteed to raise your twang factor.
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Pluck ’Em! A Crash Course in Country Guitar

September 20, 2014
Grab a Tele and dig into this comprehensive look at the art of twang.
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Twang 101: 8 Essential Double-Stop Licks

August 30, 2014
Here’s a handful of snappy licks that will help get you through your next gig.
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Twang 101: Travis Picking Essentials

October 19, 2013
Learn about the basic elements of Travis picking and learn how to apply this technique to songs you already know.
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Twang 101: Bending Through a Scale

August 31, 2013
Snake your way up and down the neck while using subtle, but effective, bends to imply different harmonies.
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