November 24, 2018
Learn how to cop the trademark sounds of country music’s California rebels.
September 15, 2018
Blazing double-stop licks and a unique picking style are hallmarks of one of today’s most underrated guitar pickers.
August 25, 2018
Very few country stars have the chops, skill, and taste of this award-winning picker, singer, and songwriter. Here’s a look at how to cop his cosmic Tele vibe.
July 28, 2018
Develop a strategy to methodically work through the changes of Johnny Cash’s classic jam.
May 20, 2017
Behind every radio hit is a group of guitarists who've created ear-catching parts. Check out these tips and tricks used by some of Music City’s most in-demand sidemen.
July 30, 2016
Can you invoke the soulful sound of blues guitar while keeping some country twang on hand?
November 8, 2014
These finger-twisting licks are guaranteed to raise your twang factor.
August 30, 2014
Here’s a handful of snappy licks that will help get you through your next gig.
October 19, 2013
Learn about the basic elements of Travis picking and learn how to apply this technique to songs you already know.
August 31, 2013
Snake your way up and down the neck while using subtle, but effective, bends to imply different harmonies.
March 25, 2013
What in the heck is “hybrid picking” and why should you care? Learn how to unleash some picking-hand tricks, create open-string phrases and pedal-steel licks.
February 19, 2013
Combine hybrid picking, open strings, and some Nashville "snap" to get the most out of your double-stop licks.
November 22, 2011
Learn some common Western swing progressions and turnarounds to help you dive into this sub-genre of country and jazz.
October 4, 2011
In this lesson we will look at ways to add some twang to the blues scale.
August 24, 2011
In this lesson, we will look at pedal steel bends that are based out of common triad shapes.
July 26, 2011
Understanding how the fretboard work horizontally was quite a revelation. It forced me to get away from position-based playing and actually think about the intervals between notes.
June 29, 2011
In this month''s lesson we will beef up a Travis picking rhythm guitar part with bass fills.
June 7, 2011
Truckerbilly tunes tend to tap into more of the "hillbilly" side of rockabilly. This lesson will give you some new ways to play over a shuffle.
March 10, 2011
Pretty much every country guitarist who has picked up a Tele has squeezed two notes together to emulate pedal steel licks or slide guitar.
February 3, 2011
Learn this style—adapted to country guitar from banjo players—that''ll give you more efficiency in your picking and a fuller sound.