There is more overlap in sonic quality between blues, country, and even rock music today than ever before. Guitar legends like Brent Mason, Albert Lee, Redd Volkaert, Johnny Hiland and Danny Gatton all share a particular stylistic approach. These guitarists have taken blues and rock progressions, alike, and ‘countrified’ them. This trend can be seen in plenty of top, contemporary guitar players, as they add techniques such as pedal steel and hybrid picking to their playing.
With Lars Schurse’s course, Countrified Blues Guitar Guidebook, you’ll be on the fast track to twang-ing up the blues licks and progressions you know and love.
Here are five countrified blues guitar lessons from the course. For the full course, check out Lars Schurse’s Countrified Blues Guitar Guidebook on TrueFire!
Countrified Guitar Lesson – Behind the Nut Bending – Lars Schurse
A great trick to add to your blues playing is to bend the string behind the nut.
Countrified Guitar Lesson – Elmira Street Blues: Intro – Lars Schurse
Solo 2 is called “Elmira Street Blues”. It combines licks and ideas of Danny Gatton, Johnny Hiland and Brad Paisley over a Stevie Ray Vaughan style backing track. We practice concepts like pedal steel bending, double-stops and the usage of the Mixolydian scale over a blues progression.
Countrified Guitar Lesson – Elmira Street Blues: Performance – Lars Schurse
Here, I’ll perform the piece for you at tempo so you can hear how it is supposed to sound. Then, I’ll break it down for you step by step.
Countrified Guitar Lesson – Elmira Street Blues: Breakdown – Lars Schurse
This solo starts by using the G Mixolydian scale. So, the first licks will surround a first position G chord. Then, the pickup sets us up for the C chord that follows. Let’s break each part down slowly so you can see how it’s done!
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