Playing guitar in any one style is a terrific way to start out. But, when guitar players elevate themselves to higher levels of playing, they often combine elements from their favorite genres and teachers to create their own, unique style. World-renowned “Telecaster master,” Redd Volkaert is no exception.
In his course, Redd Hot Guitar, Redd sheds light on his own rhythm and soloing techniques. This course will ultimately introduce you to performing Redd’s distinctive blend of blues, country, and jazz guitar.
Here are 6 free, Redd Volkaert guitar lessons from his course, Redd Hot Guitar!
Redd Volkaert Guitar Lesson – Steel Guitar Licks
As a young guy playing in country bands, there was often a steel guitar player. It was an intriguing instrument to me, and through the years I’ve tried to pick it up several times. I’m not a steel guitar player, but I have taken some of their licks over the years and incorporated them into my playing. Let’s look at how to play some of these licks and put them into their solos.
Redd Volkaert Guitar Lesson – Hybrid & Chicken Pickin’
Hybrid picking is playing with the pick and fingers, and chicken pickin’ is hybrid picking with a pick and one finger, or playing a three note chord with a pick and two fingers. Let’s look at some chicken pickin’ licks you can take advantage of once you get your hybrid picking down.
Redd Volkaert Guitar Lesson – Drewpster: Overview
Now, here’s the solo section to “Drewpster”. This solo involves pull-offs, staccato picking and hybrid picking using the flatpick and a finger for the quick phrases.
Redd Volkaert Guitar Lesson – Drewpster: Performance
Here, I’ll perform this tune at the full tempo so you can get a feel for how it sounds.
Redd Volkaert Guitar Lesson – Drewpster: Breakdown
Now, let’s break this down slower, and step-by-step so you can get the hang of it.
Redd Volkaert Guitar Lesson – Three and a Half Minutes Left: Performance
We were at the end of my Telewacker recording session, when the engineer said, “We have about 3 1/2 minutes of tape left, do you want to fill it up with another song?” I had just heard how the record industry was skinny artists out of publishing royalties by getting them to record songs that they owned the publishing on. So I said yes! So, here’s the last one called “3 1/2 Minutes Left”.
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