JamPlay Country Solo #1 (Guitar Lesson)


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Brent Mason

JamPlay Country Solo #1

Brent Mason heads back to the Country Shuffle track used earlier in the Brent Mason heads back to the country shuffle track used earlier in the series and presents the first of 5 complete solos written exclusively for JamPlay! Mason demonstrates the whole solo and explains the 3 key licks that encapsulate the feel of the piece. Get those licks down, and then tackle the whole solo!

Taught by Brent Mason in Modern Country Guitar seriesLength: 13:14Difficulty: 3.5 of 5


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Psluder52Psluder52 replied on August 6th, 2017

Has anyone ever gotten the answer to why part of this solo is missing?

Jason.MounceJason.Mounce replied on August 7th, 2017

Brent's lesson was intended to give an idea of the solo, then teach licks that you can incorporate to build a similar solo. As with many artists, their introductions sometimes become improvised on the spot as they simply start playing and it differs from what they end up teaching. This is the case here.

jimmyd555jimmyd555 replied on February 20th, 2016

i signed up to get other licks in solo. should have known better.

Brian greenBrian green replied on February 10th, 2016

Great solo but I was hoping there would be more of his self penned instrumentals and upto now I think I'll learn whats here from brent with in a couple of months so there should a lot more matrial here for someone who joins for a year

Brian greenBrian green replied on February 8th, 2016

I want to learn whole solo, I missing something here

Brian greenBrian green replied on February 8th, 2016

Sorry I,m an impatient swine sust it now, you won't hear from me till I've learnt now many thanks

massoidmassoid replied on June 7th, 2015

Is there a chance to get all other licks from this great tune? While its possible to slowdown the video it takes significant effort to catch all these small movements.

borworkborwork replied on August 19th, 2014

why was the fast train,5th lesson removed?

Micki_89Micki_89 replied on May 26th, 2014

This is my progress with this lessons!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZSWyqbQYrE&list=UU_dfwPw8whpmyPA5L64g7Rw

carrojavisstcarrojavisst replied on February 10th, 2015

That's awesome :)

AaronMillerAaronMiller replied on May 27th, 2014

Wow that was AWESOME! Great job!

Micki_89Micki_89 replied on May 27th, 2014

Thanks man!!

Manzo 99Manzo 99 replied on December 16th, 2013

great solo what have you got the guitar going through? great tone

AaronMillerAaronMiller replied on May 27th, 2014

I'm not sure if Chris Liepe will see this but I'm pretty sure that they use the Eleven Rack for most of the lessons now.

dlmartineaudlmartineau replied on September 14th, 2013

Where is lick 2 in the song? Can't find it.

renacuajorenacuajo replied on July 17th, 2013

i want to play like this

adamhrockadamhrock replied on July 12th, 2013

this is awesome!!

dj.phillipsdj.phillips replied on July 12th, 2013

Hooooo wee!

dennis.hodgesdennis.hodges replied on July 12th, 2013

licks 1 and 3 are part of the actual solo, and are not tabbed separately.

Modern Country Guitar

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Rhythm, Gear, Soloing, the Nashville number system... Learn them all from one of the most recorded guitarists in history: A-list session player, Brent Mason!



Lesson 1

Series Introduction

Learn Nashville style country guitar from one of the most recorded guitarists in history. Check out rhythm grooves, solos, country pickin' and a glimpse into the life of an A-list Nashville session player!

Length: 3:14 Difficulty: 0.5 FREE
Lesson 2

Guitars, Tone & Gear

Brent takes you through how his tools have changed and evolved over the years, from the first guitar he used in a Nashville session to his new signature model. He also talks amps and effects and discusses...

Length: 24:34 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Lesson 3

Brent Mason Style Fingerpicking

Brent breaks down his unique fingerpicking technique, teaches a few exercises you can do to get your fingers in shape, and talks about his fingernails. If you're not an experienced fingerpicker, make sure...

Length: 8:23 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 4

Country Shuffle

Brent presents his first of many rhythm grooves, the Country Shuffle. Get this one down, play it with the backing track, and make it your own!

Length: 8:53 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 5

Add Some Licks to the Country Shuffle

Brent Mason builds on the groove in the last lesson by showing how you can maintain great rhythm playing while adding tasteful, rhythmic licks into the mix. This is a delicate art, because you want to...

Length: 6:12 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 6

Moderate Train Beat

In the second rhythm groove in Brent Mason's series, learn to play like Brent when he played with Alan Jackson. This one's got a bit more to it than the Country Shuffle and will really get you in the feel...

Length: 13:37 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 7

Moderate Train with Licks

You've played the rhythm part. Now, you can join Brent Mason in playing three different licks or embellishments that can be added to the rhythm. Some are fast, and some are slow, but they all require...

Length: 10:26 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 8

Country/R&B

Learn how to take a basic chord progression and inject some country-tinged soul into it. Brent Mason shows how a simple idea played with the right attitude or vibe can be extremely catchy and powerful.

Length: 9:07 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 9

Country/R&B Licks

In the groove yet?...Good! Now add some tasty embellishments to your modern country / R&B flavored playing. Let Brent Mason show you how!

Length: 9:01 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 10

Thoughts on Songwriting

Brent Mason discusses his role in the songwriting process. He talks about tailoring your playing to the type of artist you are playing for and really trying to focus on what that artist is as a whole....

Length: 7:14 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Lesson 11

Eagles Style Country Rock

Start rockin' Eagles style with this familiar country rock groove. It may be simple, but pay attention to the soul behind the notes. How you play it makes all the difference!

Length: 5:29 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 12

Eagles Style Country Rock Licks

Building on the simple, rockin' rhythm groove of the last lesson, Brent Mason injects 3 simple licks or embellishments that are sure to make heads turn! What ever you do, don't lose the groove!

Length: 5:04 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 13

The Business of Being a Session Player

Brent Mason discusses how he got started as a session player and how the job has changed over the years. He also offers some tips and advice for those interested in becoming session players.

Length: 20:31 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Lesson 14

Fast Train

Country rhythm school with Brent Mason continues with one of the trademarks of his career, the "Fast Train". You'll be boot scootin' and jammin' like Alan Jackson in no time!

Length: 12:41 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 15

Fast Train Licks

Brent Mason adds 3 little embellishments to the Fast Train rhythm from the last lesson to spice up the groove. Make sure you have the basic rhythm down before trying to work these ideas in!

Length: 5:50 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 16

Practicing & Listening

Brent Mason takes you back in time to when he was first learning to play. He reminisces about how he used to have to try and figure out songs, his early influences, and offers advice on listening--the...

Length: 9:16 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Lesson 17

JamPlay Country Solo #1

Brent Mason heads back to the country shuffle track used earlier in the series and presents the first of 5 complete solos written exclusively for JamPlay! Mason demonstrates the whole solo and explains...

Length: 13:14 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Lesson 18

JamPlay Country Solo #2

Your fingers are gonna have to speed up a bit in this solo played over the "Moderate Train" groove. Remember to pace yourself and get each section down before moving on to the next.

Length: 11:43 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Lesson 19

The Nashville Number System

Brent Mason gives a bit of history on how the Number System became the standard in Nashville and explains the cryptic shorthand he uses to make the music happen. Also, download Nashville charts that Mason...

Length: 8:08 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 20

JamPlay Country Solo #3

Reaching deep down into his soul, Brent Mason gives us a little more modern country/R&B. There aren't as many notes here, but getting the right tone out of each note is really the focus with this one....

Length: 11:02 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 21

JamPlay Country Solo #4

Brent Mason gets FUNKY! Combine chicken pickin' fun with some serious jazz-influenced "outside" playing. This one'll give your fingers and brain a workout!

Length: 11:02 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Lesson 22

JamPlay Country Solo #5

This is the grand finale! It's Brent Mason's longest and trickiest solo of all played over the fast train track. There's a lot of ground to cover here, from fast chicken pickin' to long legato runs. Have...

Length: 13:57 Difficulty: 4.5 Members Only

About Brent Mason View Full Biography Take lessons from one of the most recorded guitarists in history! Brent Mason has appeared on thousands of country albums and his name has become synonymous with "session musician".

Learn country rhythm grooves, dive in to the Nashville Number system and challenge yourself with some quick, fingerpickin' solos. Country music never gets any more authentic than this! Come in and take some lessons from Brent Mason!

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