Country guitar lessons are a great way to improve your skills with professional advice and experience. By understanding the basics of playing the country guitar, you will rise to the next level quickly.
There are various country guitar lessons available in Australia, both in person as well as online courses. There are also various books, DVDs and CDs to aid you in the learning process. There are great sites offering free country guitar lesson tips including, how to play country guitar, play a lick in C on a country guitar, play rhythm on country guitar, play country on the electric guitar, play country lead guitar, play nut bends, play jazz anticipations, play double stops and play a bop-style lick. There are also free country guitar tips and how to get the perfect tone for a country guitar. These lessons are useful when exploring country guitar lessons to suit your level and country guitar style.
Country guitar lessons should provide you with at least the foundations for you to practice playing in your own time. The basics include understanding the sounds of the Blues pentatonic scale and the bends you make, as the blues guitar sounds are very similar to that of the country guitar sounds. You should focus on how to perform bends, jazz anticipations and other non-traditional sounds to create effective country guitar sounds. The different techniques will allow you to improvise and create your own tunes. A key tip is to listen to country guitar licks such as country guitar rocks, Allman Brothers, Eric Clapton, BB King as well as country guitarists/singers, Vince Gill and Lyle Lovett for a more modern country folk and blues tune. The guitar sounds are similar in most artists’ music, allowing you to replicate the sounds with your country guitar. While country guitar lessons do provide you with advice and tips, the best way to learn is to practice the sounds and techniques learnt, whether by playing along with a country guitar player or recording yourself playing to play back and assess your performance.
There are also free online guitar sites where you will find 5-10 minute video lessons that teach you certain techniques, scales and licks all for free. Premium downloads are also available which take a more in depth look at country and chicken picking concepts.