In this artist lecture, Guthrie Trapp talks about the Nashville session scene and what it takes to cut it as a session musician. He discusses how gigs are pulled together and some of the knowledge you'll need as a musician in order to be successful.
Taught by Guthrie Trapp in Guthrie Trapp Artist Series seriesLength: 10:04Difficulty: 0.0 of 5
Learn roots music and techniques from Nashville session player Guthrie Trapp.
JamPlay introduces Nashville session player Guthrie Trapp! In this first segment, Guthrie talks a little about his influences, style, and how his upbringing influenced his playing. He also provides an...Length: 3:45 Difficulty: 0.0 FREE
To get his lesson series off the ground, Guthrie provides a lesson on the basic rhythm types and picking techniques he utilizes. He'll build on these topics and techniques as his series progresses.Length: 27:25 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Now that Guthrie has discussed foundational rhythm playing, he hops on over to the country side of things. In this lesson, Guthrie discusses how he uses Jimi Hendrix as an influence to create swinging...Length: 15:24 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Continuing with his rhythm style studies, Guthrie Trapp provides a lesson on some of the swing and blues styles that he uses in his session playing. He discusses chord voicings and easy ways to get around...Length: 18:30 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
In the fifth lesson of his artist series, Guthrie Trapp detours a little and talks about fundamental funk ideas. Specifically, he talks about rhythmic features of the genre and how he attacks them.Length: 14:53 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
In lesson six of his artist series, Guthrie begins an in depth discussion of the hybrid picking style. This technique forms the foundation for many of the rhythm and lead parts associated with the Nashville...Length: 18:55 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Guthrie is back with another Nashville style lesson in his artist series. In this lesson, he takes a lick-based approach to double stop ideas and a few country kick-offs.Length: 17:01 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
One of the staples of the Nashville sound is the use of open ringing strings in licks. In lesson eight, Guthrie discusses open string ideas and demonstrates several licks to get you started.Length: 15:27 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
The Memphis style borrows heavily from the soul and R&B genres. In this lesson, Guthrie covers some typical licks you'll find in this style and discusses how to translate these licks across the fingerboard.Length: 8:27 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
It's fairly easy to get lost on the fretboard when trying to play low or high. Using familiar chord shapes, Guthrie discusses how you can orient yourself on the fretboard and keep from getting lost. This...Length: 14:04 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
In lesson 11 of his artist series, Guthrie Trapp explains how to play steel type bends on the guitar. He discusses the techniques and provides some exercises that will help you bend in tune.Length: 14:34 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Now that Guthrie has provided information on basic country bending and lap steel style bends, he takes that knowledge to the next step. In this lesson, Guthrie covers more flair and technique that you...Length: 21:42 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Nashville session player Guthrie Trapp is back with a look at several country kick-offs that you can use in your playing. These phrases happen shortly after the beginning of traditional country tunes and...Length: 25:40 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Guthrie Trapp returns to his artist series with a look at how he tackles improvisation and solos on the guitar.Length: 20:44 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Guthrie Trapp is back with a first look at how he approaches soloing. He calls this a "hillbilly jazz" approach that tends to outline chord tones without the need for much theoretical knowledge.Length: 8:43 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
In this artist lecture, Guthrie Trapp talks about the Nashville session scene and what it takes to cut it as a session musician. He discusses how gigs are pulled together and some of the knowledge you'll...Length: 10:04 Difficulty: 0.0 Members Only
Guthrie Trapp is back with a short lecture on how he has his rig setup, what gear he uses and what's necessary to be a successful Nashville session player.Length: 14:34 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Now that you've learned some of the tricks Guthrie uses in his solos, it's time to apply what you've learned. In this lesson, Guthrie provides a solo over a rhythm track and discusses how he created the...Length: 23:15 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Guthrie Trapp is back with another practical solo application. This time he's playing over a country groove with a bit of funk in there as well.Length: 6:04 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Guthrie Trapp touched on some funk soloing in his previous lesson. For this one, he's taking a look at the funk genre specifically. He also discusses how to build a solo and some things to think about...Length: 15:02 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Guthrie is back with another take on soloing over a comping pattern. In this lesson, he takes a look at more soulful playing and the use of minor tonalities.Length: 8:21 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
For Guthrie Trapp's next demonstration on solo technique, he discusses how he gets around the neck when the underlying track requires a fast paced solo.Length: 9:08 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
To wrap up his solo technique lessons and the series, Guthrie takes a look at his approach to soloing in minor keys.Length: 8:49 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
About Guthrie Trapp
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Guthrie Trapp is one of Nashville’s busiest and most versatile performing, session musicians & solo artist.
Guthrie Trapp is one of Nashville’s busiest and most versatile performing, session musicians & solo artist. He has worked with artists such as Garth Brooks, Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas, Dolly Parton, Lyle Lovett, Randy Travis, Vince Gill, John Oates, Trisha Yearwood, Tom Paxton, Vassar Clements, Sam Bush, Delbert McClinton, Taylor Hicks, Shawn Camp, Carl Jackson, George Porter Jr, Tim O’Brien, Travis Tritt, Patty Loveless, George Jones (the list goes on) as well his own band “18 South”, the Guthrie Trapp Trio & TAR (Trapp, Abbott & Rhodes).
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