30 Classic Country Licks You Must Know

Genre and Style Guitar Course from Tyler Grant

Tyler Grant returns with a pack of unique licks to add to your country playing. This series is all about vocabulary from the 50's through 2000's of Country guitar. From the legends that defined Classic Country to the virtuoso's of the 90's and early 2000's, this pack of 30 licks covers it all!

31 Lessons

Complete course with step-by-step lessons and practice examples.


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Tyler Grant provides 30 unique Classic Country licks from the 50's through the early 2000's.


30 Classic Country Licks You Must Know Introduction

Tyler Grant offers up a pack of classic country vocabulary, just right for all your country playing. This pack spans the 1950's beginnings of country through the virtuoso era of the early 2000's players.

6:23 Runtime

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1950's Luther Perkins Style Lick

In this lick, Tyler Grant teaches a classic lick in the style of Luther Perkins.

3:56 Runtime

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1950's Carl Perkins Style Rockabilly Lick in C

In this Lick, Tyler teaches a Carl Perkins style lick in the Rockabilly genre.

5:01 Runtime

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1950's Carl Perkins Style Up the Neck

Tyler Grant once again profiles the great Carl Perkins. This time you'll be working up the neck.

5:27 Runtime

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1950s Doc Watson Style Rockabilly Ragtime Lick in C

Lick four is another rockabilly lick, this time in the style of Doc Watson.

4:59 Runtime

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1950s Jimmy Bryant Style Country Bebop Lick in C

Lick 5 is a Jimmy Bryant inspired country bebop lick.

5:54 Runtime

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1960s Willie Nelson Style Southwest Lick

In this lick Tyler offers up a southwest style lick, inspired by country great Willie Nelson.

4:42 Runtime

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1960s Grady Martin Style Southwest Lick

Here's another southwest country style lick, this time inspired by Grady Martin.

5:15 Runtime

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1960's Style James Burton Style Country Lick w/Double Stop Bends

This lick is a James Burton inspired lick that utilizes double stop bends.

6:14 Runtime

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1960's Style Roy Nichols Style Country Lick w/Double Stop Bends

Here's another lick using double stop bends, this time in the style of Roy Nichols.

6:03 Runtime

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1950s-60s Chet Atkins Style Cross-String Lick in G

Lick 10 profiles the style of Chet Atkins in this cross-string lick.

7:13 Runtime

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1960's Don Rich Style Bluesy Country Lick in A

This lick takes a nod from Don Rich during his playing with Buck Owens and the Buckaroo's.

7:27 Runtime

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1960s Buck Owens Style Polka Lick in A

Taking another look at the Buck Owens band, this one is inspired by Buck himself in the style of a polka.

6:13 Runtime

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1960s Roy Nichols Style Sidestepping Lick in G

Lick 13 profiles Roy Nichols again. This time using a sidestepping technique.

6:25 Runtime

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1960's James Burton Style Cross String Lick in E

Here's a cross string lick in the key of E, inspired by James Burton.

5:40 Runtime

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1960s Clarence White Style Lick in A

Here's a lick in the key of A inspired by Clarence White.

6:07 Runtime

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1970's Roy Buchanan Bluesy Country Lick in E

Lick 16 is a bluesy country lick from the 70's inspired by Roy Buchanan.

6:09 Runtime

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1970s Albert Lee Style Lick in G

Here's an Albert Lee inspired lick in the key of G.

7:08 Runtime

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1970's Glen Campbell Style Jazzy Lick

In this lick Tyler provides a jazzy lick inspired by Glen Campbell.

6:05 Runtime

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1970's Bernie Leadon Style Lick

Here's a lick profiling Eagles guitarist Bernie Leadon.

5:29 Runtime

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1980's Ricky Skaggs Style Lick

Moving in to the 80's now, Tyler offers up a lick in the style of Ricky Skaggs.

6:21 Runtime

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1980's Ray Flacke Style Lick

Lick 21 is a 1980's country lick inspired by Ray Flacke.

6:31 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty


1980's Steuart Smith Style Open Position Lick

Here's a 1980's open position country lick in the style of Steuart Smith.

5:19 Runtime

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1990's Vince Style Lick in B

Lick 23 profiles the legendary 90's country singer and guitarist Vince Gill.

5:49 Runtime

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1990's Jimmy Olander Style Lick

Here's a lick inspired by Diamond Rio guitarist Jimmy Olander.

5:24 Runtime

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1990's Pete Anderson Style Lick

Here's another 90's lick inspired by Pete Anderson.

7:00 Runtime

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1990's Brent Mason Style Lick

Lick 26 profiles legendary country guitarist and picking virtuoso from the 90's, Brent Mason.

5:56 Runtime

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2000's Keith Urban Style Rockin' Lick

Continuing on into the 2000's and the picking virtuoso era, here's a lick inspired by Nashville superstar, Keith Urban.

7:06 Runtime

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2000's Brad Paisley Style Lick

Here's another hard hitting 2000's country lick inspired by Nashville superstar Brad Paisley.

6:31 Runtime

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More Tele Tricks

Starting to wrap up this lick pack, Tyler offers up a lick designed to teach you additional Telecaster tricks.

5:55 Runtime

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More Speed Tricks

For the final lick in this pack, Tyler offers up a lick designed to help you with speed on the Telecaster.

5:32 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

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Reviews & Feedback 96/100 with 47 ratings

Just got into this style. Pure awesomeness.


All. should have slow down mode


Do you just listen to the original artist and pick up what they're doing then create your own video?

Danilo Nascimento



This applies to all the lessons in this course. Many great demonstrations of Tele techniques Clear explanations I found the technique exercises useful. I feel like I learned a lot of new material.


Very well delivered. I like how he showed how to use parts of the riff for improvisation by moving their position.