tony rice

By Jordan Klein from San Francisco, United States

A deep dive into the unique flatpicking language of the late bluegrass legend Tony Rice.

Intermediate

Intermediate

● Explore Tony Rice's unique voice on the acoustic guitar.
● Understand the basic theory of bluegrass guitar.
● Level up your phrasing with hammer-ons, pull-offs, and slides.

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In December of last year, Tony Rice passed away. He was/is my all-time favorite guitarist. Like many of his fans, my love of his playing has likely transcended obsession. In fact, at the time of writing this, I have transcribed over 100 Tony Rice solos. That puts me in a unique position to share with you not only my favorite Tony Rice licks but what I think might be Rice's favorite licks, if the frequency with which he played them is any indication.

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