Classic Country Chops

Genre and Style Guitar Course from Tyler Grant

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..

29 Lessons

Complete course with step-by-step lessons and practice examples.

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Full Course Breakdown

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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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.

2:56 Runtime

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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.

32:53 Runtime

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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.

26:38 Runtime

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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.

30:00 Runtime

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5

Red Wing Melody

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

29:31 Runtime

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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.

17:04 Runtime

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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.

25:08 Runtime

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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.

12:13 Runtime

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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.

37:29 Runtime

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10

Fundamentals of Classic Country Technique 2B

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

24:41 Runtime

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11

Fundamentals of Classic Country Technique 3

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

18:08 Runtime

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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.

22:44 Runtime

3.5 Difficulty

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.

22:11 Runtime

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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.

20:28 Runtime

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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.

11:58 Runtime

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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!

25:03 Runtime

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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.

17:50 Runtime

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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.

19:50 Runtime

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19

James Burton Inspired Solo

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

20:31 Runtime

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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.

20:08 Runtime

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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!

16:49 Runtime

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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.

18:26 Runtime

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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.

14:49 Runtime

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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.

16:07 Runtime

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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.

16:37 Runtime

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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.

23:32 Runtime

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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.

22:18 Runtime

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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.

17:58 Runtime

3.5 Difficulty

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.

22:51 Runtime

3.5 Difficulty

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Tyler Grant brings his Flatpicking expertise to JamPlay!

Tyler took first place honors at the Rockygrass guitar contest in 2003, the Wayne Henderson festival contest in 2005, the 2008 New England Flatpicking Championship, the 2009 Doc Watson Guitar Championship at Merlefest and became the National Flatpicking Champion for placing first at Winfield in 2008. He has been an instructor at CalArts, Steve Kaufman’s Acoustic Kamp, Rockygrass Academy, Augusta Heritage Center Bluegrass Week and Grand Targhee Music Camp. He has been featured in Acoustic Guitar Magazine, Flatpicking Guitar Magazine and Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine. He lives in Lyons, Colorado, where he writes music, enjoys the outdoors, teaches lessons and records for Grant Central Records.

National Flatpicking Champion Tyler Grant is a versatile guitarist and multi-instrumentalist with a wide range of musical expertise. He is an internationally recognized guitar virtuoso with two solo albums and an impressive resume as a session musician, bandleader and sideman. He has shared the stage with such luminaries as Tony Rice, Sam Bush, Tim O’Brien, Jerry Douglas, Chris Thile, John Oates, Steve Kaufman, Leftover Salmon, Yonder Mountain String Band and The String Cheese Incident. Tyler showcases his powerful and original style of Flatpicking on his latest CD release, Up the Neck. His current band project, The Grant Farm, is taking root and growing fast.

Tyler graduated from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in 2000 with a Bachelors degree in Guitar Performance. After moving to Nashville from Southern California in 2003 he joined Adrienne Young’s band and toured with her for nearly two years, acting as musical director and playing on her acclaimed CDs Plow the End of the Row and The Art of Virtue. In 2004 he joined Casey and Chris Henry and the Two-Stringers. In the fall of 2004 he toured China with Abigail Washburn and Friends and appeared on her Song of the Traveling Daughter CD. During the first half of 2005 he toured with phenomenal Canadian fiddler April Verch. Tyler revealed his talents as a singer and songwriter with his first solo album, In The Light, released in June 2006 on FGM Records.

From 2005 through 2010 Tyler made hundreds of appearances across the country as a member of the Drew Emmitt Band and the Emmitt-Nershi Band, featuring the frontmen from two of the world’s most popular jambands: Leftover Salmon and the String Cheese Incident. Tyler played on Long Road, the latest acclaimed Drew Emmitt release, which reached #1 on the Jam Band chart, and New Country Blues, the outstanding current release by the Emmitt/Nershi Band. In 2011 Tyler will focus his attention on solo dates, acoustic duet acts with Andy Thorn and Benny Galloway, and his latest band, The Grant Farm.

Tyler took first place honors at the Rockygrass guitar contest in 2003, the Wayne Henderson festival contest in 2005, the 2008 New England Flatpicking Championship, the 2009 Doc Watson Guitar Championship at Merlefest and became the National Flatpicking Champion for placing first at Winfield in 2008. He has been an instructor at CalArts, Steve Kaufman’s Acoustic Kamp, Rockygrass Academy, Augusta Heritage Center Bluegrass Week and Grand Targhee Music Camp. He has been featured in Acoustic Guitar Magazine, Flatpicking Guitar Magazine and Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine. He lives in Lyons, Colorado, where he writes music, enjoys the outdoors, teaches lessons and records for Grant Central Records.
Reviews & Feedback 96/100 with 109 ratings
jet690

At last - Country at a level mere mortals can understand - good teacher - takes his time - not like some who go - here it is, learn it.

ailes

Good stuff taught by a great teacher

samyas

Great country licks in pentatonic positions to use.

rboulerissejr

I can't wait to get into this. This is exactly what I have been looking for.

4everfretting

I liked the lesson the Teacher,double stops explained well and easy to understand......I would like to see Tyler Grant do a country course on Major Pentatonic's,Scales, etc.

brs67

love these classic country lessons

stephendc

Tyler is an exceptional teacher! I like his teaching method because he does not just go through the highlights of a song but covers every aspect and detail. and different ways to play it. I especially like how he has dedicated a section on ear

CadelfMT

Tyler misses nothing

bean911108

Very cool

bluegrassified

Very musical approach, love the focus on hearing melodies. Wish I had this 40 years ago!