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Brent Mason has 22 guitar lessons and videos at JamPlay, with 22 intermediate lessons. Use the tabs below to learn more.

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Country

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....

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Lesson 2

Guitars, Tone & Gear

Brent takes you through how his tools have changed and evolved over the years, from the...

Length: 24:34
Lesson 3

Brent Mason Style Fingerpicking

Brent breaks down his unique fingerpicking technique, teaches a few exercises you can...

Length: 8:23
Lesson 4

Country Shuffle

Brent presents his first of many rhythm grooves, the Country Shuffle. Get this one down,...

Length: 8:53
Lesson 5

Add Some Licks to the...

Brent Mason builds on the groove in the last lesson by showing how you can maintain great...

Length: 6:12
Lesson 6

Moderate Train Beat

In the second rhythm groove in Brent Mason's series, learn to play like Brent when he...

Length: 13:37
Lesson 7

Moderate Train with...

You've played the rhythm part. Now, you can join Brent Mason in playing three different...

Length: 10:26
Lesson 8

Country/R&B

Learn how to take a basic chord progression and inject some country-tinged soul into it....

Length: 9:07
Lesson 9

Country/R&B Licks

In the groove yet?...Good! Now add some tasty embellishments to your modern country /...

Length: 9:01
Lesson 10

Thoughts on Songwriting

Brent Mason discusses his role in the songwriting process. He talks about tailoring your...

Length: 7:14
Lesson 11

Eagles Style Country...

Start rockin' Eagles style with this familiar country rock groove. It may be simple,...

Length: 5:29
Lesson 12

Eagles Style Country...

Building on the simple, rockin' rhythm groove of the last lesson, Brent Mason injects...

Length: 5:04
Lesson 13

The Business of Being...

Brent Mason discusses how he got started as a session player and how the job has changed...

Length: 20:31
Lesson 14

Fast Train

Country rhythm school with Brent Mason continues with one of the trademarks of his career,...

Length: 12:41
Lesson 15

Fast Train Licks

Brent Mason adds 3 little embellishments to the Fast Train rhythm from the last lesson...

Length: 5:50
Lesson 16

Practicing & Listening

Brent Mason takes you back in time to when he was first learning to play. He reminisces...

Length: 9:16
Lesson 17

JamPlay Country Solo...

Brent Mason heads back to the country shuffle track used earlier in the series and presents...

Length: 13:14
Lesson 18

JamPlay Country Solo...

Your fingers are gonna have to speed up a bit in this solo played over the "Moderate Train"...

Length: 11:43
Lesson 19

The Nashville Number...

Brent Mason gives a bit of history on how the Number System became the standard in Nashville...

Length: 8:08
Lesson 20

JamPlay Country Solo...

Reaching deep down into his soul, Brent Mason gives us a little more modern country/R&B....

Length: 11:02
Lesson 21

JamPlay Country Solo...

Brent Mason gets FUNKY! Combine chicken pickin' fun with some serious jazz-influenced...

Length: 11:02
Lesson 22

JamPlay Country Solo...

This is the grand finale! It's Brent Mason's longest and trickiest solo of all played...

Length: 13:57
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Learn more About Brent Mason

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". Brent Mason is one of the most recorded guitarists in history. He is a Grammy Award winner, a 12 time winner of the Academy of Country Music Guitarist of the Year Award and a two time winner of the CMA Award Musician of the Year. He has been named as one of the top ten session guitarists in the world joining the ranks of Jimmy Page, Larry Carlton, Tommy Tedesco and Steve Cropper. He is an American session guitarist and occasional songwriter. He is known primarily for his work in the field of country music. In addition to releasing two instrumental studio albums, he holds several credits as a songwriter.

Brent Mason was born on July 13, 1959, in Van Wert, Ohio. At five years old, he taught himself to play guitar by ear. He moved to Nashville, Tennessee after graduating from high school, in order to pursue a career in country music. Eventually, he was discovered by country guitarist Chet Atkins, who invited him to play on his Stay Tuned album. From there, Mason has gone on to play on well over a thousand other artists' albums, including those of George Strait, Alan Jackson, Shania Twain, David Gates, Zac Brown Band, Scotty McCreary, Blake Shelton and Neil Diamond.

Mason signed to Mercury Records in 1997, releasing an instrumental album entitled Hot Wired that year. This was his only major-label album. He made a decision to break his contract with Mercury records soon after to remain in Nashville and work in the recording studio as an A-List session guitarist rather than spend most of his time on the road touring and away from his family. He and his brother Randy released a second album, entitled Smokin' Section, in 2006.

Although Brent works mainly as a studio musician he has produced several albums to date for artists like Erin James, Tommy Dalton, Cindy Kvinlaug, Evi Tausen[10] and coproduced an album with Byron Gallimore for Clay Walker.