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Devin Shawn
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Check out CountryGuitarOnline.com to watch my most recent guitar lessons. I specialize in teaching country and bluegrass on the acoustic guitar and all levels of pickers are welcome! Thanks for your support and I hope to see you there!

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Nine Pound Hammer - Guitar Lesson - Tony Rice Style Solo Breaks

Download tablature http://countryguitaronline.com/nine-pound-hammer-tony-rice-style-solo-breaks-guitar-lesson/

In this guitar lesson, I’ll teach you how to play the traditional bluegrass song “Nine Pound Hammer” with some instrumental solo breaks in the style of Tony Rice. First we’ll go over the chord progression and a strumming pattern that you can play behind your vocals. Then I’ll teach you four different instrumental breaks — the first break will be nice and easy for the beginner pickers, the second break will mix the melody line with strumming, and the last two advanced instrumental breaks will be in the style of Tony Rice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWyyUWxp3iM
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Check our free country & bluegrass guitar lessons on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/countryguitarteacher?sub_confirmation=1

Learn how to play bluegrass licks, bluegrass songs, country song intros, country songs, bluegrass flatpicking techniques, country lead guitar licks, and more at http://countryguitaronline.com. Guitar lessons for beginner guitar players and guitar lessons for intermediate to advanced pickers as well!

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This week's #guitarlesson trailer from CountryGuitarOnline.com

Watch this guitar lesson at http://countryguitaronline.com/accent-picks-strums-country-bluegrass-rhythm/

Lesson 4 – Classic Country & Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar Course

In the previous lessons of this course, I showed you several techniques that will make your rhythm guitar sound more country and bluegrass. You learned how to play the most important strumming pattern in country and bluegrass music, and we practiced our strumming over some nice country bluegrass chord progressions and songs.

In this lesson, we’re going to make our strumming a bit more complex by adding country sounding accent picks and strums. I’ll break down the entire strumming pattern and show you how to play it over a few common open chords. Then we’ll apply the strumming pattern to a country bluegrass chord progression and practice strumming with a modern bluegrass song.

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We just posted this week's guitar lesson to CGO. Check out the lesson overview video https://vimeo.com/193470452

Here's a link to the full lesson http://countryguitaronline.com/gold-rush-guitar-lesson-with-tablature/

In this guitar lesson video, I’m going to teach y’all how to play the traditional bluegrass song “Gold Rush”. First, I’ll play through the entire song with tablature at three speeds. Then, I’ll break down each of the flatpicking melodies, give you some extra bluegrass flatpicking tips, and teach you all the rhythm guitar parts. After you learn the flatpicking solo break, practice it with the rhythm jam along video where I play three rhythm backing tracks at different speeds. This song will come in handy at your next bluegrass jam!
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What makes a strumming pattern sound country and bluegrass? In this guitar course, I’ll teach you several of my favorite strumming patterns that have a nice country and bluegrass twang. View the course outline here -- http://countryguitaronline.com/classic-country-and-bluegrass-strumming-patterns-course-outline/

In this series, we’ll start with the most basic strumming pattern in lesson one, and then work our way up to more advanced strumming concepts as we progress through the lesson series. At the end of this course, you’ll have a ton of awesome strumming patterns that you can use with your favorite classic country and bluegrass songs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nvpesKbMTo
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Here's this week's lesson trailer...

Bluegrass Guitar Lick to use in a Song Intro or Solo Break

Download the tablature http://countryguitaronline.com/bluegrass-guitar-lick-to-use-in-a-song-intro-or-solo-break/

In this guitar lesson, I’ll teach y’all a nice bluegrass guitar lick you can use during the intro of a bluegrass song or a solo break. Check out this YouTube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OddZ-sqNvoM (guitar lick starts at 15 seconds) to watch Rhonda Vincent’s guitar player play a bluegrass intro lick similar to the one we’re covering in this lesson. Also watch this YouTube video on the “Lick Sample” tab of this lesson post at CGO.

This lick sounds fast and tricky, but I’d encourage all levels to learn this one because it’s not too bad if you slow it down to a reasonable pace. Relax your right hand grip and focus on gettin’ those clean pick strokes.

Check out http://countryguitaronline.com where you can learn a ton of common bluegrass flatpicking guitar licks that will come in handy at your next bluegrass jam. We’ll break down all guitar lick with tablature and I’ll show you how you can use these licks with the majority of bluegrass songs. Several of these flatpicking licks are in the key of G and they’re designed to help you improvise your guitar solo in bluegrass fiddle tunes like Red Haired Boy, Salt Creek, Gold Rush, Cripple Creek, Cherokee Shuffle, etc.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4t_NhEfKGI
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Shady Grove in the Style of Doc Watson

Watch this guitar lesson at http://countryguitaronline.com/shady-grove-doc-watson-guitar-lesson/

In this guitar lesson, I’ll teach you how to play the traditional Appalachian folk song “Shady Grove” in the style of Doc Watson. First we’ll go over the chord progression and a strumming pattern that you can play behind your vocals. Then I’ll teach you two variations of the instrumental break — the first instrumental break will mix a nice melody line with strumming and the second instrumental break will sound more like a bluegrass flatpicking guitar solo.
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Country & Bluegrass Flatpicking Licks in the Key of D

Watch the full guitar lesson at http://countryguitaronline.com/country-bluegrass-guitar-licks-in-the-key-of-d-guitar-lesson-video/

In this guitar lesson, I’ll teach you four classic country and bluegrass guitar licks in the key of D. If you play these licks slowly, they’ll have a nice outlaw country sound. If you speed them up, they’ll sound great with bluegrass songs. We’ll break down all four licks with tablature and we’ll also discuss the scales that are used to create key of D lead guitar licks that sound country and bluegrass.
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Watch the full lesson at http://countryguitaronline.com/seven-essential-country-strumming-patterns-guitar-lesson/

Lesson 5 – Classic Country & Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar Course

In the previous lessons of this course, I taught you several important strumming techniques that’ll make your rhythm guitar playing sound country and bluegrass. We covered the basics in lesson one of this series, and then we worked our way up to some fairly complex country bluegrass rhythm in later lessons.

In this guitar lesson, I’m going to show you seven different strumming patterns that will make your playing sound even more country. I’ll break down each strumming pattern in detail and then we’ll practice our country strumming over the classic country song “Write This Down” by George Strait.

What makes a strumming pattern sound country? In this guitar course, I'll show you! Check out the course outline at http://countryguitaronline.com/classic-country-and-bluegrass-strumming-patterns-course-outline/


Visit http://countryguitaronline.com to learn common bluegrass flatpicking guitar licks to use at your next bluegrass jam. All licks come with tablature and you can use them with several different bluegrass songs. These flatpicking licks can be used to improvise over bluegrass songs like Man of Constant Sorrow, Wildwood Flower, Red Haired Boy, Salt Creek, Gold Rush, Cripple Creek, Cherokee Shuffle, etc.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOj4kTDiucc
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"Gold Rush" - Bluegrass Flatpicking - Guitar Lesson

Watch the lesson and download tablature at http://countryguitaronline.com/gold-rush-guitar-lesson-with-tablature/

In this week’s guitar lesson, I’m going to teach y’all how to play the traditional bluegrass song “Gold Rush”. First, I’ll play through the entire song with tablature at three speeds. Then, I’ll break down each of the flatpicking melodies, give you some extra bluegrass flatpicking tips, and teach you all the rhythm guitar parts. After you learn the flatpicking solo break, practice it with the rhythm jam along video where I play three rhythm backing tracks at different speeds. This song will come in handy at your next bluegrass jam!

Visit http://countryguitaronline.com to learn common bluegrass flatpicking guitar licks to use at your next bluegrass jam. All licks come with tablature and you can use them with several different bluegrass songs. These flatpicking licks can be used to improvise over bluegrass songs like Man of Constant Sorrow, Wildwood Flower, Red Haired Boy, Salt Creek, Gold Rush, Cripple Creek, Cherokee Shuffle, etc.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUl_90RBbkA&t=21s
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Country and Bluegrass Strumming - Guitar Course - Lesson 2 - "Forever And Ever, Amen" by Randy Travis chord progression

Watch the full guitar lesson at http://countryguitaronline.com/country-strumming-in-the-style-of-randy-travis/

Lesson 2 – Classic Country & Bluegrass Strumming Course

In the previous lesson of this course, I taught y’all one of the most important strumming patterns in country and bluegrass music. We also discussed how to use alternating bass notes with several different chords and we practiced strumming with a common country and bluegrass chord progression.

In this lesson, we’re going to practice this country strumming pattern using the song “Forever And Ever, Amen” by Randy Travis. This song is a great practice tool because it’s played at a relatively slow pace and the lyrics aren’t too difficult to learn. We’ll go over all of the song’s chord progressions and I’ll give you some important strumming tips as we work through the lesson.

View the strumming course outline at http://countryguitaronline.com/classic-country-and-bluegrass-strumming-patterns-course-outline/

At http://countryguitaronline.com you can also learn a ton of common bluegrass flatpicking guitar licks to use at your next bluegrass jam. All licks come with tablature and you can use them with several common bluegrass songs. These flatpicking licks are designed to help you improvise a guitar solo in bluegrass songs like Man of Constant Sorrow, Wildwood Flower, Red Haired Boy, Salt Creek, Gold Rush, Cripple Creek, Cherokee Shuffle, etc.

YouTube preview -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNk9Y5rqpbQ
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Guitar lesson posted to CGO: Hot Bluegrass Flatpicking Licks That Travel the Neck

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Guitar lesson posted to CGO:
Hot Bluegrass Flatpicking Licks That Travel the Neck

Download this lesson's tablature here -- http://countryguitaronline.com/hot-bluegrass-flatpicking-licks-that-travel-the-neck/

In this guitar lesson, I’ll teach you four of my favorite bluegrass flatpicking licks that travel the guitar neck. I use these licks all the time in my bluegrass guitar solo breaks and also as rhythm guitar fill riffs. All four licks are in the key of G and they’re built with a combination of the blues scales and the major pentatonic scales. Our tablature download includes comments that’ll tell you the scale positions each lick travels through up and down the neck. As you’re learning these licks, try to visualize the scales in each position.

Also, check out my other guitar lesson on YouTube called Common Bluegrass Flatpicking Licks here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAlSfr5dzMU where I teach 16 common bluegrass flatpicking guitar licks that will come in handy at your next bluegrass jam. We’ll break down each lick with tablature and I’ll show you how you can use these licks with the majority of bluegrass songs. All of these flatpicking licks are in the key of G and they’re designed to help you improvise your guitar solo breaks.

Visit http://countryguitaronline.com where you can learn a ton more common bluegrass flatpicking guitar licks to use at your next bluegrass jam. All licks come with tablature and you can use them with several common bluegrass songs. These flatpicking licks are designed to help you improvise a guitar solo in bluegrass songs like Man of Constant Sorrow, Wildwood Flower, Red Haired Boy, Salt Creek, Gold Rush, Cripple Creek, Cherokee Shuffle, etc.
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