In the modern era, it’s not hard to notice that there aren’t many popular styles of music that still feature red-hot guitar solos. One of the last remaining pop genres that breaks the mold, however, is country music.
In his course, Essentials: Modern Country Soloing, Corey Congilio breaks down the most important approaches, concepts, and techniques that will jump start your success in crafting compelling country guitar solos.
Here are 6 free Country soloing guitar lessons from the course. For the full course, check out Corey Congilio’s Essentials: Modern Country Soloing on TrueFire!
Somebody Like Him: Overview
This is the first tribute to Keith Urban in this course. I remember hearing the song “Somebody Like You” and thinking wow, that is some killer playing there! This solo is focuses on arpeggios and truly crafting a melodic solo.
Somebody Like Him: Performance
I have the gain and compressor rocking for this one, as I really want those notes to sustain and sing! You’ll notice how I really attack the guitar in all of these solos. You have to really dig in and play more aggresively than you think you might!
Somebody Like Him: Breakdown
We’re in the key of E here, and some of the things we’ll focus on here are arpeggios, open string ideas and of course the use of hybrid picking. “Playing through the changes” isn’t something we think about in rock or country, but it’s as important to do that just as it is in jazz. I’ll explain that throughout the course and here as well.
Paisley Printed Tribute: Overview
I spent a good time with the music of Brad Paisley. I particularly focused on his records Who Needs Pictures, Mud on the Tires, and 5th Gear. The album Play is a really cool as it’s a guitar record that features many of his favorite players and iconic Tele pickers!
Paisley Printed Tribute: Performance
Some of things I love about Brad Paisley’s playing is how he plays with reckless abandon! Brad infuses country, blues and rock in a unique way that usually has a little bit of humor attached to it as well. I hope you dig this one!
Paisley Printed Tribute: Breakdown
I’ll give you a whole host of ideas here. We’re in the key of A here, which is a great key of open strings and country playing. I’ll weave in some bluesy stuff here just as Brad might. Again, this is not a Paisley solo, it’s my take on his style with some of my own interpretations throw in. Enjoy!
Digging these free country soloing guitar lessons from Corey Congilio? Check out his course, Essentials: Modern Country Soloing.