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  1. Country Matters (#1708) - Page 6 by WholeNote Staff (593)
    Now here's a change of pace. This example might sound very familiar to you in a rock&roll context, but it is a style that is also extremely common in contry playing. It's called a <b>harmony shuffle</b>. A shuffle feel is the...(more)
    Country · Beginner · 250601 Hits · 4.62/5 (211 ratings) · Last modified: 10/17/2000
  2. Country Matters (#1708) - Page 10 by WholeNote Staff (593)
    Let's try one more banjo inspired variation. Instead of the forward roll that we played in the previous example let's trun it around and play it backwards. Not suprisingly this is called a <b>reverse roll</b>. You can go abou...(more)
    Country · Beginner · 250601 Hits · 4.62/5 (211 ratings) · Last modified: 10/17/2000
  3. Country Matters (#1708) - Page 9 by WholeNote Staff (593)
    I hope your picking hand isn't too tired form the last couple of pages cause I've got a real knuckle-buster for you now. Needless to say the banjo has an important place in country, folk, and bluegrass music and it has defini...(more)
    Country · Beginner · 250601 Hits · 4.62/5 (211 ratings) · Last modified: 10/17/2000
  4. Rockabilly Shuffles (#2460) - Page 4 by Howard Owens (3129)
    This is really just a very simple, standard blues shuffle. Again, it's all in the feel. I included this because if you're looking for a fun song to sing along with, this shuffle and chord progression is all you need for "I H...(more)
    Country · Intermediate · 92705 Hits · 4.56/5 (81 ratings) · Last modified: 2/21/2001
  5. Country Matters (#1708) - Page 1 by WholeNote Staff (593)
    Here's a basic country pattern that is probably familiar sounding to you. It's one of those patterns that shows up a lot in country music. Notice that the bass line that does quite a bit of moving while the chords stay pretty...(more)
    Country · Beginner · 250601 Hits · 4.62/5 (211 ratings) · Last modified: 10/17/2000
  6. A Little Diddy (#2493) - Page 1 by Tad Green (561)
    for this i finger pick useing only my thumb index and middle fingers. when it gets to the parts where there is single srting picking i sort of "slapp" the string by plucking it hard in an upward motion with my index finger. o...(more)
    Country · Expert · 81578 Hits · 3.52/5 (121 ratings) · Last modified: 5/3/2006
  7. Banjo Style Solo (#2287) - Page 1 by Robert Corbett (423)
    This is the first solo I play on "Redneck youth", off my bands first album.I don't where I stole it from, but it sounds familiar.On the album I double tracked, but this is what I play live.It's pretty much just chord shapes a...(more)
    Country · Beginner · 36320 Hits · 3.86/5 (51 ratings) · Last modified: 1/24/2001
  8. Rockabilly Shuffles (#2460) - Page 3 by Howard Owens (3129)
    Here's a variation on what you've learned so far. <br/><br/> Rather than tab out the entire sequence, I'm just giving you two measures of each pattern. You can incorporate these patterns into the previous lesson. <br/><br/> Use the f...(more)
    Country · Intermediate · 92705 Hits · 4.56/5 (81 ratings) · Last modified: 2/21/2001
  9. Country Matters (#1708) - Page 8 by WholeNote Staff (593)
    Here's another way to play a double-stop lick (this time double-stop 4ths) with a more rapid right hand technique. Like we did in earlier examples try playing this lick with and without a pick. I know this one seems really re...(more)
    Country · Beginner · 250601 Hits · 4.62/5 (211 ratings) · Last modified: 10/17/2000
  10. Rockabilly Shuffles (#2460) - Page 2 by Howard Owens (3129)
    Here's another little shuffle I like to warm up with. It took me a little more time to get it down (your mileage may vary), but once I did, I found it's fun to play. <br/><br/> Again, echo helps give it more of a rockabilly than ...(more)
    Country · Intermediate · 92705 Hits · 4.56/5 (81 ratings) · Last modified: 2/21/2001
  11. Albert Lee Type Licks (#22) - Page 1 by Christopher Sung (9641)
    Albert Lee is a true master of country-rock guitar. The speed, accuracy, and hipness of his lines is just incredible. In this lesson, we'll look at a couple of licks with his flavor of playing.<br/><br/> In this example, double s...(more)
    Country · Expert · 198303 Hits · 4.42/5 (297 ratings) · Last modified: 8/27/1999
  12. Easy Strum-it (#7945) - Page 1 by Mike Hunt (162)
    easy to play
    Country · Beginner · 21893 Hits · 4.16/5 (37 ratings) · Last modified: 4/18/2004
  13. Rockabilly Shuffles (#2460) - Page 1 by Howard Owens (3129)
    The shuffles presented in these lessons are really pretty basic, but they're something to help you get started on the road to become a real rockabilly cat. <br/><br/> Below is a basic blues shuffle, that with the right feel ...(more)
    Country · Intermediate · 92705 Hits · 4.56/5 (81 ratings) · Last modified: 2/21/2001
  14. Pedal Steel Simulator Licks (#147) - Page 1 by Sean Kelly (1525)
    Welcome to the <b>pedal steel simulator</b> <br/><br/>I'll try to show you some stuff you can play on your regular 6 string electric that sounds a lot like a pedal steel (which is that hawaiian-ish vibe you hear on a lot of classic ...(more)
    Country · Intermediate · 61061 Hits · 4.39/5 (72 ratings) · Last modified: 8/25/1999
  15. Rockabilly Scales (#2479) - Page 1 by Howard Owens (3129)
    There is no particular wizardary to these open position scales that are common to rockabilly leads. In fact, the scales are pretty standard to blues and rock leads as well. <br/><br/> You'll be surprised how quickly you can sound...(more)
    Country · Intermediate · 62802 Hits · 4.03/5 (40 ratings) · Last modified: 2/23/2001
  16. The Boogie (#5779) - Page 1 by Jay Michaels (51)
    THis is a very simple begginers song that you can use in plenty of different ways. It will help get you fingers going, and if you go to an open mic night you can get up and play the sequence over and over and feel like a pro....(more)
    Country · Beginner · 40728 Hits · 4.68/5 (99 ratings) · Last modified: 12/25/2002
  17. Hybrid Picking Excercise (#2801) - Page 1 by Mark Willis (1201)
    <H2><B>Hybrid Picking Excercise</B></H2> <br/><br/>By far the easiest way to play this cool ascending run is to use Hybrid Picking.This is when you use your plectrum <I>and</I> the fingers on your right hand to pick the different n...(more)
    Country · Intermediate · 21688 Hits · 4.57/5 (7 ratings) · Last modified: 4/22/2001
  18. Albert Lee Type Licks (#22) - Page 3 by Christopher Sung (9641)
    Again, it's all about the chord changes. We repeat the G-G# hammers that imply E major in measure 1 and measure 7. There a short bend at the end of measure 1 that launches the chromatic ascent up to the high B in measure 2,...(more)
    Country · Expert · 198303 Hits · 4.42/5 (297 ratings) · Last modified: 8/27/1999
  19. Albert Lee Type Licks (#22) - Page 2 by Christopher Sung (9641)
    One of the reasons why this lick sounds so great is that it completely reflects the chord changes from E7 to A7 and back to E7. Each time we're on the E7, we hammer the open G string to G#, which is the major 3rd of the E7. ...(more)
    Country · Expert · 198303 Hits · 4.42/5 (297 ratings) · Last modified: 8/27/1999
  20. Country Matters (#1708) - Page 3 by WholeNote Staff (593)
    Now let's get to some fun stuff. Here's a lead line that goes really well over the previous chord pattern. It has a western/ honky-tonk flavor to it in the style of players like Marty Stuart and Merle Travis. Start off slowl...(more)
    Country · Beginner · 250601 Hits · 4.62/5 (211 ratings) · Last modified: 10/17/2000