Red River Melody (Guitar Lesson)

Lesson
Get Started
What are you waiting for? Get your membership now!
Tyler Grant

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.

Taught by Tyler Grant in Classic Country Chops seriesLength: 26:38Difficulty: 2.0 of 5


Video Subtitles / Captions


Comments

Member Comments about this Lesson

Discussions with our instructors are just one of the many benefits of becoming a member of JamPlay.


JamjewelJamjewel replied

I think k there is a little mistake when he is explaining the higher octave and says 2nd fret on b string. Shouldn't it be d, the 3rd fret on b string?

BootSQBootSQ replied

Is it possible with future lessons from Jam Play to either superimpose the sheet music and tab on the screen as the instructor teaches. Or on the side where the progress bar is and move the progress bar(s) to the bottom of the screen. Scrolling down to see the sheet music I'm unable to see the instructor. Scrolling up I'm unable to see the sheet music. It would be nice to see both simultaneously.

AjaxAirwalkerAjaxAirwalker replied

Love it! The old stuff is pure Gold!

Classic Country Chops

Found in our Beginner Lesson Sets

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..



Series IntroductionLesson 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...

Length: 2:56 Difficulty: 0.0 FREE
Fundamentals of Classic Country TechniqueLesson 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 Members Only
Red River MelodyLesson 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 Members Only
Red River RhythmLesson 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 Members Only
Red Wing MelodyLesson 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 Members Only
Red Wing Rhythm PartsLesson 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 Members Only
Down in the Willow Garden MelodyLesson 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 Members Only
Down in the Willow Garden Rhythm PartsLesson 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 Members Only
Fundamentals of Classic Country Technique 2ALesson 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 Members Only
Fundamentals of Classic Country Technique 2BLesson 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 Members Only
Fundamentals of Classic Country Technique 3Lesson 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 Members Only
Fundamentals of Classic Country Technique 4Lesson 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 Members Only
The JamPlay WaltzLesson 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 Members Only
Introduction to 60's Style TechniqueLesson 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 Members Only
Don Rich Inspired SoloLesson 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 Members Only
The JamPlay PolkaLesson 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 Members Only
Roy Nichols Inspired RhythmLesson 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 Members Only
Roy Nichols Inspired SoloLesson 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 Members Only
James Burton Inspired SoloLesson 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 Members Only
Fundamentals of Classic Country Guitar Part 5Lesson 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 Members Only
Chicken Pickin' SoloLesson 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 Members Only
Clarence White Inspired Rhythm RiffsLesson 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 Members Only
Clarence White Inspired SoloLesson 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 Members Only
Fundamentals of Classic Country Technique 6Lesson 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 Members Only
Sliding Scale Guitar SoloLesson 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 Members Only
The 70's:  Albert Lee Inspired LicksLesson 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 Members Only
The 70's:  Albert Lee Inspired SoloLesson 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 Members Only
Applying Classic Country Technique to Rock and RollLesson 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 Members Only
Pedal Steel Style SoloLesson 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...

Length: 22:51 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Tyler Grant

About Tyler Grant View Full Biography 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.

Lesson Information

Acoustic Guitar Lessons

Acoustic Guitar

Our acoustic guitar lessons are taught by qualified instructors with various backgrounds with the instrument.


Mary Flower Mary Flower

Mary talks about the key of F in this fantastic lesson.

Free LessonSeries Details
Don Ross Don Ross

New fingerstyle instructor Don Ross introduces himself, his background, and what you should expect in this series.

Free LessonSeries Details
Miche Fambro Miche Fambro

Miche introduces several new chord concepts that add color and excitement to any progression.

Free LessonSeries Details
Trevor Gordon Hall Trevor Gordon Hall

Fingerstyle guitar is a broad term that can incorporate percussive elements of playing as well as Chet Atkins/Jerry Reed...

Free LessonSeries Details
Mitch Reed Mitch Reed

Mitch teaches his interpretation of the classic "Cannonball Rag." This song provides beginning and intermediate guitarists...

Free LessonSeries Details
Robbie Merrill Robbie Merrill

JamPlay welcomes bassist and founding member of Godsmack, Robbie Merrill. In this short introduction lesson, Robbie showcases...

Free LessonSeries Details
Alan Skowron Alan Skowron

Alan shares his background in teaching and sets the direction for his beginning bass series with simple ideas and musical...

Free LessonSeries Details
Randall Williams Randall Williams

In this lesson Randall introduces the partial capo (using a short-cut capo by Kyser) and talks about how it can make the...

Free LessonSeries Details

Electric Guitar Lesson Samples

Electric Guitar

Our electric guitar lessons are taught by instructors with an incredible amount of teaching experience.


Stuart Ziff Stuart Ziff

Stuart delves into all the different aspects of how R&B guitar has had an impact within reggae music.

Free LessonSeries Details
Dan Sugarman Dan Sugarman

Dan Sugarman gives us an introduction and preview to his series - Sugarman's Shredding Revolution.

Free LessonSeries Details
Allen Van Wert Allen Van Wert

Allen shows you the 24 rudiments crucial to developing finger dexterity. This is a short lesson but the exercises here can...

Free LessonSeries Details
Yvette Young Yvette Young

Welcome to Yvette Young's series! Join Yvette as she gets creative with open tunings.

Free LessonSeries Details
Brent Mason Brent Mason

Learn Nashville style country guitar from one of the most recorded guitarists in history. Check out rhythm grooves, solos,...

Free LessonSeries Details
Billy Sheehan Billy Sheehan

Billy starts his artist series off with a lesson on something he gets asked the most to explain: right hand 3 finger technique.

Free LessonSeries Details
Dennis Hodges Dennis Hodges

Learn a variety of essential techniques commonly used in the metal genre, including palm muting, string slides, and chord...

Free LessonSeries Details
Steve Stevens Steve Stevens

Steve Stevens shows some of his go-to licks and ideas while improvising over a backing track he made.

Free LessonSeries Details




Join over 524538 guitarists who have learned how to play in weeks... not years!

Signup today to enjoy access to our entire database of video lessons, along with our exclusive set of learning tools and features.



Unlimited Lesson Viewing

A JamPlay membership gives you access to every lesson, from every teacher on our staff. Additionally, there is no restriction on how many times you watch a lesson. Watch as many times as you need.

Live Lessons

Exclusive only to JamPlay, we currently broadcast 8-10 hours of steaming lesson services directly to you! Enjoy the benefits of in-person instructors and the conveniences of our community.

Interactive Community

Create your own profile, manage your friends list, and contact users with your own JamPlay Mailbox. JamPlay also features live chat with teachers and members, and an active Forum.

Chord Library

Each chord in our library contains a full chart, related tablature, and a photograph of how the chord is played. A comprehensive learning resource for any guitarist.

Scale Library

Our software allows you to document your progress for any lesson, including notes and percent of the lesson completed. This gives you the ability to document what you need to work on, and where you left off.

Custom Chord Sheets

At JamPlay, not only can you reference our Chord Library, but you can also select any variety of chords you need to work on, and generate your own printable chord sheet.

Backing Tracks

Jam-along backing tracks give the guitarist a platform for improvising and soloing. Our backing tracks provide a wide variety of tracks from different genres of music, and serves as a great learning tool.

Interactive Games

We have teachers covering beginner lessons, rock, classic rock, jazz, bluegrass, fingerstyle, slack key and more. Learn how to play the guitar from experienced players, in a casual environment.

Beginners Welcome.. and Up

Unlike a lot of guitar websites and DVDs, we start our Beginner Lessons at the VERY start of the learning process, as if you just picked up a guitar for the first time.Our teaching is structured for all players.

Take a minute to compare JamPlay to other traditional and new methods of learning guitar. Our estimates for "In-Person" lessons below are based on a weekly face-to-face lesson for $40 per hour.

Series
Price Per Lesson < $0.01 $4 - $5 $30 - $50 Free
Money Back Guarantee Sometimes n/a
Number of Instructors 124 1 – 3 1 Zillions
Interaction with Instructors Daily Webcam Sessions Weekly
Professional Instructors Luck of the Draw Luck of the Draw
New Lessons Daily Weekly Minutely
Structured Lessons
Learn Any Style Sorta
Track Progress
HD Video - Sometimes
Multiple Camera Angles Sometimes - Sometimes
Accurate Tabs Maybe Maybe
Scale/Chord Libraries
Custom JamTracks
Interactive Games
Community
Learn in Sweatpants Socially Unacceptable
Gasoline Needed $0.00 $0.00 ~$4 / gallon! $0.00
Get Started

Mike H.

"I feel like a 12 year old kid with a new guitar!"
 

I am 66 years young and I still got it! I would have never known this if it had not been for Jamplay! I feel like a 12 year old kid with a new guitar! Ha! I cannot express enough how great you're website is! It is for beginners and advanced pickers! I am an advanced picker and thought I had lost it but thanks to you all, I found it again! Even though I only play by ear, I have been a member a whopping whole two weeks now and have already got Brent's country shuffle and country blues down and of course with embellishments. Thank you all for your wonderful program!


Greg J.

"With Jamplay I can fit in a random session when I have time and I can go at my own pace"
 

I'm a fifty eight year old newbie who owns a guitar which has been sitting untouched in a corner for about seven years now. Last weekend I got inspired to pick it up and finally learn how to play after watching an amazing Spanish guitarist on TV. So, here I am. I'm starting at the beginning with Steve Eulberg and I couldn't be happier (except for the sore fingers :) Some day I'm going to play like Steve! I'm self employed with a hectic schedule. With Jamplay I can fit in a random session when I have time and I can go at my own pace, rewinding and replaying the videos until I get it. This is a very enjoyable diversion from my work yet I still feel like I'm accomplishing something worthwhile. Thanks a lot, Greg


Bill

"I believe this is the absolute best site for guitar students."
 

I am commenting here to tell you and everyone at JamPlay that I believe this is the absolute best site for guitar students. I truly enjoy learning to play the guitar on JamPlay.com. Yes, I said the words, ""enjoy learning."" It is by far the best deal for the money.



Join thousands of others that LIKE JamPlay!
Signup