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Andy Wood has 31 guitar lessons and videos at JamPlay, with 31 intermediate lessons. Use the tabs below to learn more.

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Country

Andy Wood offers a crash course in telecaster abuse, unlocking the chaotic, ear-perking tonality and technique of modern country guitar. Dial in the weaponry to give your playing that deep fried sass that only comes from country chickin pickin guitar.

Lesson 1

Modern Country Shred...

Enter the world of Andy Wood as he teaches a must watch series on modern country guitar...

Length: 2:24
Lesson 2

Precise Alternate Picking

So how does Andy Wood pick so quickly and with such precision? Level up your speed and...

Length: 8:16
Lesson 3

Effective Alternate...

Andy shares his history and talks of his background playing the mandolin. He also further...

Length: 13:02
Lesson 4

Cross Picking

What is cross picking and how can you utilize it in your guitar playing? Andy breaks down...

Length: 18:04
Lesson 5

Hybrid Picking and Double...

Sometimes you want your notes to pop out and have aggression. Andy Wood talks about different...

Length: 10:05
Lesson 6

Double Plucking

This lesson has a strong focus on pickling. First, Andy Wood explains a technique he lovingly...

Length: 4:36
Lesson 7

Palm Muting & Ghost...

In this lesson we learn two common techniques that grant authenticity to country music:...

Length: 6:01
Lesson 8

Nasty Country Bends

Andy breaks bending down to it's smallest components. You will understand the full range...

Length: 11:46
Lesson 9

Pentatonic Boxes

How does one transition through the pentatonic boxes properly? Andy Wood demonstrates...

Length: 6:24
Lesson 10

Bluesy Pentatonic Harmony

In this lesson Andy introduces the entry level of harmony technique and theory. You will...

Length: 6:30
Lesson 11

Adding Chromatics

Expanding on the blues scale, Andy demonstrates how the chromatic scale can enhance your...

Length: 16:37
Lesson 12

Improvising Over Country

It's time to go over the building blocks of country improvisation. Instead of playing...

Length: 13:55
Lesson 13

Arpeggio Study

How do you sequence arpeggio shapes and create a more angular sound to your country playing?...

Length: 5:59
Lesson 14

4 Chord Resolution

How do you lead into the 4 chord and then how can you come out of it and back ito the...

Length: 13:55
Lesson 15

Diminished 5 Chord Functions

Learn to implement diminished ideas over a 5 Chord in a country context. With examples...

Length: 9:07
Lesson 16

Chromatic Lick Building

Bring the chromatic sound to your own playing by increasing your ability to improvise....

Length: 7:19
Lesson 17

Western Swing and Triads

Andy goes in depth on the influence of western swing music, talks about finding and utilizing...

Length: 5:20
Lesson 18

Comping for a Singer

How do you play or comp for a singer in a country band? Andy Wood teaches us several ways...

Length: 8:38
Lesson 19

Modern Country Overview

The world of country is continuously expanding. Andy enlightens explains the difference...

Length: 8:28
Lesson 20

Building Your Own Tone

Andy Wood talks about the importance of building your own high-quality tone. Having a...

Length: 13:50
Lesson 21

Phrasing and Building...

Learn to develop your own phrases and build your very own solos with this in depth lesson...

Length: 15:28
Lesson 22

Single Note Country...

Andy Wood talks about the entry points of combining single note lines with double stops....

Length: 11:29
Lesson 23

Using Open Strings

In the country world you will notice that many people love using open strings. How do...

Length: 8:14
Lesson 24

Triplet Application...

How do Country shuffles accent and give their rhythm some spice? Andy turns up the heat...

Length: 5:19
Lesson 25

Western Swing Lines...

Western Swing has had a massive influence on country playing and specifically Andy Wood's...

Length: 9:18
Lesson 26

Western Swing Licks...

In Part 2 of the western swing section, Andy masterfully demonstrates more licks and ways...

Length: 1:39
Lesson 27

Smoke Wagon Riff

Andy demonstrates and teaches us the Smoke Wagon riff from his new record. By using our...

Length: 2:42
Lesson 28

The Ballad of Ricky...

Andy takes a look at a riff from his song "The Ballad of Ricky and Cal." Learn how to...

Length: 2:41
Lesson 29

The Ballad of Ricky...

Continuing on with Andy's song "The Ballad of Ricky and Cal" we learn the ending melody...

Length: 2:39
Lesson 30

Shredneck Cross Picking...

It's time to be shown the secrets of the amazing introduction in "Shredneck." By slowing...

Length: 4:07
Lesson 31

Shredneck Double Stop...

Ever wonder how Andy Wood plays his epic song Shredneck? In this lesson we get the opportunity...

Length: 2:26
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Learn more About Andy Wood

ANDY WOOD is recognized as part of the forefront of this generation’s top influential guitarists.

Currently touring as a solo guitarist and mandolinist along with working on a host of additional musical projects, Andy is also performing live with his own band promoting CAUGHT BETWEEN THE TRUTH AND A LIE, the double album which showcases his vast musical influences and abilities.

Andy has toured professionally with a wide range of acts, including most recently Gary Allan, LOCASH, Rascal Flatts, Scott Stapp, and Sebastian Bach. Looking for an outlet for styles other than hard rock, Andy also released his debut solo album A DISCONCERTING AMALGAM. This instrumental record covers a broad range of genres including fusion, rock, metal, and acoustic bluegrass. Andy Wood is known for blurring the lines of preconceived genres.

ANDY WOOD is recognized as part of the forefront of this generation’s top influential guitarists.

Currently touring as a solo guitarist and mandolinist along with working on a host of additional musical projects, Andy is also performing live with his own band promoting CAUGHT BETWEEN THE TRUTH AND A LIE, the double album which showcases his vast musical influences and abilities.

Andy has toured professionally with a wide range of acts, including most recently Gary Allan, LOCASH, Rascal Flatts, Scott Stapp, and Sebastian Bach. Looking for an outlet for styles other than hard rock, Andy also released his debut solo album A DISCONCERTING AMALGAM. This instrumental record covers a broad range of genres including fusion, rock, metal, and acoustic bluegrass. Andy Wood is known for blurring the lines of preconceived genres.

Andy spent most of his childhood playing and competing in bluegrass festivals. Touring the bluegrass circuit with his cousin and grandfather provided Andy with the necessary exposure that helped refine and sharpen his skills. Andy and his cousin held various state championship titles.

At the young age of sixteen, Andy finished second in the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MANDOLIN CONTEST in Winfield, Kansas. All of this was accomplished before Andy discovered the world of electric guitar at the age of eighteen.

Fast-forward a few years. Andy’s curiosity and appreciation for music drew him into the world of electric guitars. The new instrument was familiar due to his experience with acoustic instruments, but at the same time, allowed him to manipulate his sound in ways never before possible. He began studying the styles of Nashville session players such as Brent Mason and Albert Lee.

It was not long after Andy had immersed himself in new styles such as jazz, swing, fusion, and rock. Andy began to study other guitar greats such as The Dixie Dregs, Eric Johnson, Eddie Van Halen, Joe Satriani, and Steve Vai. The young guitarist began incorporating their influences into his own style.

At the age of 22, Andy was drawn back to competition in the form of GUITARMAGGEDON, a guitar contest sponsored by Guitar Center. Andy was a face in the crowd of 3,400 other contestants, but he made his presence known by being crowned champion of this prestigious tournament.

Not long after winning Guitarmaggedon, Andy became a founding member of the rock group DOWN FROM UP. They have toured with Seven Dust, Drowning Pool and 10 Years.

As Andy climbs to greater and greater heights, his technical proficiency and tasteful chops makes Mr. Wood a force to be reckoned with, and a name you will not forget. If you find yourself “Caught Between The Truth and a Lie,” you’ll need all the “Charisma” you can get your hands on!