Country Guitar Styles: 2nd Edition

Learn those beautiful hot licks and finger-picking patterns of country music. You’ll learn all about the various types of country music, from classic to current—from Western Swing to bluegrass and everywhere between. Get beyond the cowboy chords to more complex arrangements, signature opening licks, and solos that characterize today’s country hits. Online audio tracks illustrate these licks and concepts in context, and the book shows you exactly how to play them.

You will learn how to play:

  • Single and double-note lead style
  • Rhythm guitar styles
  • String bending, including single-, double-, and triple-note bends
  • Triadic pedal steel styles
  • Fingerpicking technique
  • Western swing style
  • Bluegrass lead and rhythm style
  • Sound effects, to make your guitar sound like a marimba, Theremin, banjo, and more

The price of this book includes access to audio tracks online, for download or streaming, using the unique code on the first page. Now including , a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right—available exclusively from Hal Leonard.