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Classic Country Chops

Tyler Grant provides an in-depth look at the classic country genre from the perspective of the electric guitar. Throughout the lesson series, you'll learn tips, tricks and vocabulary that embodies this genre as well as profiling the iconic guitarists that helped shape it's signature sound.

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Tyler Grant takes an in-depth look at the classic country genre and explores the tricks, techniques and guitarists that helped shape it's sound.

Lessons in this Series:

Lesson 1

Series Introduction

Tyler Grant is back with an introduction to his new series "Classic Country Chops." In this series, Tyler goes in-depth on the classic country genre as it relates to the electric guitar. He profiles the artists that shaped the sound and the tricks they used to craft it.

Length: 2:56 Difficulty: 0.0 Free Sample Lesson
Lesson 2

Fundamentals of Classic Country Technique

To get you started on the right path, Tyler spends a lesson discussing the fundamentals that make up the classic country sound and how it relates to the electric guitar.

Length: 32:53 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 3

Red River Melody

Taking the fundamentals that you learned in lesson 2, it's time to dig in to your first melody. In this lesson Tyler covers the country inspired Red River Valley melody.

Length: 26:38 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 4

Red River Rhythm

Now that you have the melody to Red River Valley under your fingers, it's time to tackle the rhythm parts.

Length: 30:00 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 5

Red Wing Melody

Tyler Grant takes a look at another classic melody and adapts it for use in a country telecaster fashion.

Length: 29:31 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 6

Red Wing Rhythm Parts

In lesson 6, Tyler takes the tune Red Wing which you previously learned the melody to and looks instead at the rhythm parts.

Length: 17:04 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 7

Down in the Willow Garden Melody

Tyler Grant now takes a look at the song Down in the Willow Garden, first looking at it's melody.

Length: 25:08 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 8

Down in the Willow Garden Rhythm Parts

Now that you know the melody parts to the song Down in the Willow Garden, it's time to learn the rhythm parts.

Length: 12:13 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 9

Fundamentals of Classic Country Technique 2A

Now that you have a solid grasp of the classic country fundamentals taught previously, it's time to start looking at a few more and applying them to country tunes and songs.

Length: 37:29 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 10

Fundamentals of Classic Country Technique 2B

Tyler continues with his look at classic country fundamentals in part 2B.

Length: 24:41 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 11

Fundamentals of Classic Country Technique 3

Tyler Grant continues his teaching on classic country technique in part 3.

Length: 18:08 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 12

Fundamentals of Classic Country Technique 4

Lesson 12 will be the wrap up of this section of fundamental concepts and techniques for classic country technique.

Length: 22:44 Difficulty: 3.5 Member Only
Lesson 13

The JamPlay Waltz

Taking all of the new country guitar fundamentals taught over the last several lessons, Tyler Grant teaches you an in the style of original tune called The JamPlay Waltz.

Length: 22:11 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 14

Introduction to 60's Style Technique

Now that you've had another round of country fundamentals under your belt, it's time to delve in to the next category of classic country guitar. Tyler Grant now moves on to the 60's era.

Length: 20:28 Difficulty: 3.5 Member Only
Lesson 15

Don Rich Inspired Solo

Now that you're well in to the 60's era of country guitar, it's time to dissect the lead playing of Don Rich.

Length: 11:58 Difficulty: 3.5 Member Only
Lesson 16

The JamPlay Polka

Tyler Grant is back with another original in the style of classic country guitar. This time you'll be learning a Polka!

Length: 25:03 Difficulty: 3.5 Member Only
Lesson 17

Roy Nichols Inspired Rhythm

Tyler is back profiling another artist that helped shape the classic country sound, Roy Nichols. In this lesson, you'll be looking at is rhythmic tendencies.

Length: 17:50 Difficulty: 3.5 Member Only
Lesson 18

Roy Nichols Inspired Solo

Now that you have a good idea about how Roy Nichols would play rhythm guitar, Tyler now deconstructs his solo tendencies.

Length: 19:50 Difficulty: 3.5 Member Only
Lesson 19

James Burton Inspired Solo

In lesson 19, Tyler Grant teaches an in the style of solo for legendary country guitarist James Burton.

Length: 20:31 Difficulty: 3.5 Member Only
Lesson 20

Fundamentals of Classic Country Guitar Part 5

Tyler Grant is back with another fundamentals lesson in his Classic Country series. This time he's taking a look at the Chicken Pickin' and double stop techniques.

Length: 20:08 Difficulty: 3.5 Member Only
Lesson 21

Chicken Pickin' Solo

Now that you've got the fundamentals of chicken pickin' down, it's time to apply those concepts to a solo making good use of the technique!

Length: 16:49 Difficulty: 3.5 Member Only
Lesson 22

Clarence White Inspired Rhythm Riffs

In lesson 22, Tyler takes a profiling look at another great country guitarist. This time he's set his focus on rhythm riffs in the style of Clarence White.

Length: 18:26 Difficulty: 3.5 Member Only
Lesson 23

Clarence White Inspired Solo

Continuing with a profile on Clarence White, it's time to step into solo territory. Tyler Grant offers up a solo in the style of this legendary country guitarist.

Length: 14:49 Difficulty: 3.5 Member Only
Lesson 24

Fundamentals of Classic Country Technique 6

Tyler is back with another round of classic country fundamentals that will set you up for the players he will be profiling in the upcoming lessons.

Length: 16:07 Difficulty: 3.5 Member Only
Lesson 25

Sliding Scale Guitar Solo

Taking into account the information you learned previously, Tyler offers up a sliding scale solo for your classic country repertoire.

Length: 16:37 Difficulty: 3.5 Member Only
Lesson 26

The 70's: Albert Lee Inspired Licks

We've now reached the 70's era of classic country. To start off with Tyler Grant provides lick vocabulary inspired by Albert Lee.

Length: 23:32 Difficulty: 3.5 Member Only
Lesson 27

The 70's: Albert Lee Inspired Solo

Now that you've learned a handful of Albert Lee inspired licks, it's time to put those together to great a solo inspired by this legendary guitarist.

Length: 22:18 Difficulty: 3.5 Member Only
Lesson 28

Applying Classic Country Technique to Rock and Roll

As the era's marched on, country's influence was felt across many genres and especially so in Rock and Roll. In lesson 28, Tyler takes a look at how the technique influenced rock music.

Length: 17:58 Difficulty: 3.5 Member Only
Lesson 29

Pedal Steel Style Solo

One common feature of country guitar from classic to modern is the use of slides and volume swells to mimic the sound of a pedal steel guitar. In the final lesson of this series, Tyler offers up a solo in this style.

Length: 22:51 Difficulty: 3.5 Member Only
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