Guthrie Trapp is one of Nashville’s busiest and most versatile performing, session musicians & solo artist. (More)

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Guthrie Trapp Artist Series

Learn roots music and techniques from Nashville session player Guthrie Trapp.

Lesson 1

Series Overview and...

JamPlay introduces Nashville session player Guthrie Trapp! In this first segment, Guthrie...

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Lesson 2

Basic Rhythm Types

To get his lesson series off the ground, Guthrie provides a lesson on the basic rhythm...

Length: 27:25
Lesson 3

Country Style Rhythms

Now that Guthrie has discussed foundational rhythm playing, he hops on over to the country...

Length: 15:24
Lesson 4

Blues and Swing Rhythms

Continuing with his rhythm style studies, Guthrie Trapp provides a lesson on some of the...

Length: 18:30
Lesson 5

Funk Ideas

In the fifth lesson of his artist series, Guthrie Trapp detours a little and talks about...

Length: 14:53
Lesson 6

Introduction to Hybrid...

In lesson six of his artist series, Guthrie begins an in depth discussion of the hybrid...

Length: 18:55
Lesson 7

Double Stop Ideas

Guthrie is back with another Nashville style lesson in his artist series. In this lesson,...

Length: 17:01
Lesson 8

Open String Ideas

One of the staples of the Nashville sound is the use of open ringing strings in licks....

Length: 15:27
Lesson 9

Memphis Style Licks

The Memphis style borrows heavily from the soul and R&B genres. In this lesson, Guthrie...

Length: 8:27
Lesson 10

Playing Up the Neck

It's fairly easy to get lost on the fretboard when trying to play low or high. Using...

Length: 14:04
Lesson 11

Steel Bend Basics

In lesson 11 of his artist series, Guthrie Trapp explains how to play steel type bends...

Length: 14:34
Lesson 12

Advanced Country Bending

Now that Guthrie has provided information on basic country bending and lap steel style...

Length: 21:42
Lesson 13

Country Kick-offs

Nashville session player Guthrie Trapp is back with a look at several country kick-offs...

Length: 25:40
Lesson 14

Improvising and Soloing

Guthrie Trapp returns to his artist series with a look at how he tackles improvisation...

Length: 20:44
Lesson 15

Introduction to Solo...

Guthrie Trapp is back with a first look at how he approaches soloing. He calls this a...

Length: 8:43
Lesson 16

Nashville Session Playing

In this artist lecture, Guthrie Trapp talks about the Nashville session scene and what...

Length: 10:04
Lesson 17

Guthrie's Rig

Guthrie Trapp is back with a short lecture on how he has his rig setup, what gear he uses...

Length: 14:34
Lesson 18

Practical Application...

Now that you've learned some of the tricks Guthrie uses in his solos, it's time to apply...

Length: 23:15
Lesson 19

Country / Funk Soloing

Guthrie Trapp is back with another practical solo application. This time he's playing...

Length: 6:04
Lesson 20

Funk Soloing

Guthrie Trapp touched on some funk soloing in his previous lesson. For this one, he's...

Length: 15:02
Lesson 21

Soulful Soloing

Guthrie is back with another take on soloing over a comping pattern. In this lesson, he...

Length: 8:21
Lesson 22

Speed Soloing

For Guthrie Trapp's next demonstration on solo technique, he discusses how he gets around...

Length: 9:08
Lesson 23

Soloing in a Minor Key

To wrap up his solo technique lessons and the series, Guthrie takes a look at his approach...

Length: 8:49