Country Guitar Lessons - By Ken Carlson
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“Are You Ready To Learn How To Play Some Smokin Hot
Chicken Pickin County Guitar?"
I’m Going To Take You By The Hand And Share With You All My Chicken Pickin Secrets That You Can Instantly Apply To Your Own Playing Style Within Minutes!
If you’ve ever wondered how some country guitarist seem to play all those blazing fast chicken pickin solo’s with such astonishing speed and agility, but yet make it look so amazingly simple and easy, then you’ll want to keep reading the important information on this page. It will drastically change the way you play.
I’ve taken my 40 years of experience and spent months putting together this exciting instructional DVD course just for people like yourself that want to learn how to play country guitar, or become a better guitar player than you are right now.
I’m going to teach you how to TURBO-BOOST your skills FAST and apply all these licks and techniques not only in the country chicken pickin style, but any style. Every mind blowing lick is slowed down, broken down, and played 2 or 3 times on each hand so you can‘t help but to SKY-ROCKET your guitar skills as you watch the video.
Chicken Pickin Techniques You'll Learn
How Guitar Players Think While They Solo - One of the secret keys to playing a mind blowing solo.
How To Get Out Of The "Slump" Every Player Goes Thru - We all hit a wall every so often that seems impossible to get past.
How To Use Your Ear To Figure Out New Licks - On some of the Jam Tracks I have two versions. With, and without solos, so you can use your ear to figure out where and how I've used the licks you've learned.
How To Improvise Any Solo - Now That's FUN! This is what Guitar playing is all about to me, as I hardly ever play the same solo the same way twice.
What Chicken Pickin Is - It's a lot more than just one simple technique. It's a combination of many different techniques and styles.
How To Maneuver Around The Fret Board - Once you've studied my DVD lessons, you will have a vast knowledge of the fret board so you can play this fast and exciting style.
The Proper Gear For Getting That Nashville Sound - Which guitars, pedals and amplifiers work best for getting that modern country guitar Chicken Pickin sound.
The Essential Scales That Makes Up Country Guitar Sound - Learn which scales make up that cool Nashville guitar sound.
Finger Exercises For Both Hands For Lightning Fast Picking - I'm going to show you some muscle memory exercises that will strengthen and build up the coordination in both hands.
So What Makes Me A Chicken Pickin Expert?
Well, I wouldn't call myself an expert, but I have been playing this stuff for about 40 years now and have developed a technique, or "system" that I use to navigate the neck while playing those fast solo's.
I grew up playing the guitar to country music. I certainly can play other styles, but I really enjoy playing the "Chicken Pickin" style. It's pretty challenging. I was fortunate to be able to play with a fellow named Don Kelley for a while when I lived in Nashville. He’s the one who helped inspire me to be a better chicken pickin guitar player, in stead of the mediocre player that I was.
It was after leaving Nashville that I decided to really focus on my country guitar skills. About 90% of my guitar chops and idea’s came from instructional video’s. I have accumulated a ton of them over the years, from cassette tapes to VHS to DVD’s. I can honestly say that I would not be anywhere close to the playerI am today without them.
Private lessons from a “qualified” instructor is a great resource to have, if you can afford it. I couldn't, and there wasn't any “country” guitar instructors where I come from, not anyone that knows this hot modern country chicken pickin style anyway, so purchasing videos was the most affordable and best way for me to learn.
What I don't like about most instructional videos is that they don’t show you how to use the licks in context with a song. I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed, so it helps me to hear licks played along to a rhythm track. Some videos don’t break down and explain the licks either, as well as provide good close up shots of each hand so you can easily see what’s going on in close detail.
So I've combined all the things that I think makes up a great instructional video and made it as simple and easy as I could to teach you some of the Licks that I use as my general “palette” of chops to burn thru solo’s as I’m improvising on country songs. I explain, in full detail, how to play the licks AND what I’m thinking as I playing it.
The number One question I get from aspiring players is “How Do You Come Up With This Stuff?” Well, it comes from thousands of hours in the “Wood Shed”, coming up with a system that works for me to navigate around the fret board quick and easily.
More Modern Chicken Pickin DVD Features.....
More Than 44 Hot Chicken Pickin Licks - These are 2 measures long. Break them in half for combining licks, and you�ve got more than 88 chops that will turn every listeners head and have them saying WOW!
How To Combine Licks Together For Endless Possibilities - I teach you how to break down licks and combine them to increase your lick vocabulary.
Close Up Camera Shots Of Both Hands For Easier Learning - Full on, right hand, and left hand camera's use for the video, for a total of 3 detailed shot angles.
Super Cool Tricks With Techniques Like Double Stops - Awesome sounding Double Stop tricks that I use to make up for missing harmony parts when you don't have other lead instruments in your band to cover those parts.
An hour and a half long DVD Filled with Tons of country guitar licks! Plus I explain how every lick works with each other and how to mix them together to come up with endless possibilities! Each lick is completely broken down, with more than 44 Separate Lessons throughout the video!
You also get the FREE BONUS CD filled with some real cool Jam Tracks, including the song "Unwound", and a few more popular songs that you can cut loose with the new licks you've learned as well.
Plus you get another file with more than 44 licks fully Tabbed out in big easy to read TAB that you can easily print. And, to top it all off, you get a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee! Every aspiring country guitar player needs this truly motivational and educational country guitar instruction DVD in their library.
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Very, very good! This is probably the best guitar instructional video I've seen.Good trans- itions and attention to detail with the right hand, something that's ignored in many video's. Great material to build technique and skills. Excellent choice in licks. Awesome...Sid
I've worked with Brent Mason, Albert Lee, Vince Gill and others. I have videos by Brent and Albert. But not until Ken's video where he slows things down lick by lick did I really start to learn the country picking style. It's not easy. It take effort.
Ken's video is the best I've ever seen. If you can't learn from his video then you're not putting in the time. I'm buying whatever he puts out next.
Hello,Ken.Your DVD has changed my life! I jammed with a band last night and everyone was in absolute awe at my new playing ability and licks!I can't wait to get your next video. Hurry up and make another!Thanks,
Great camera views. Loved your sense of humor! I appreciate the way you teach. I've never seen another video that teaches this indepth. When are you coming out with another?Thank you,Karen CVery prompt and professional service. I just wanted to say "Man, that's some cool stuff your doing"! I've got other videos but this one really shows you how to chicken pick and use these licks in other tunes. I'm confident times better in a matter of weeks.
In your video you really break the licks down so even I could understand them. I grabbed my guitar and immediately was able to pick some of the licks! Very clear, informative and easy tounderstand.Thanks, Cody C
Ken, you are the man. I just wanted to say that your guitar lessons are killer. Keep them coming! I like blues, old school rock and love country pickin. Your playing is helping me get out of my rut. Can't say how much it means to get this kind of knowledge. Thanks again. JJ
I'm becoming almost obsessed with all these amazing tools that you provided me with man! Its about 3:30am now here in Johannesburg and I'm getting ready for bed, but I've been practising and jamming to your DVD since about 9pm last night and I just can't seem to get enough! Thanks again Ken for everything!
Great breakdown on how you personally think about breaking down licks. Insight into the instructor's thought process makes the retention of the licks way easier to learn.