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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.

1

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

0.0 Difficulty

2

1950's Luther Perkins Style Lick

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

3:56 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

3

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

3.0 Difficulty

4

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

3.0 Difficulty

5

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

3.0 Difficulty

6

1950s Jimmy Bryant Style Country Bebop Lick in C

Lick 5 is a Jimmy Bryant inspired country bebop lick.

5:54 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

7

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

3.0 Difficulty

8

1960s Grady Martin Style Southwest Lick

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

5:15 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

9

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

3.0 Difficulty

10

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

3.0 Difficulty

11

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

3.0 Difficulty

12

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

3.0 Difficulty

13

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

3.0 Difficulty

14

1960s Roy Nichols Style Sidestepping Lick in G

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

6:25 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

15

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

3.0 Difficulty

16

1960s Clarence White Style Lick in A

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

6:07 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

17

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

3.0 Difficulty

18

1970s Albert Lee Style Lick in G

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

7:08 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

19

1970's Glen Campbell Style Jazzy Lick

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

6:05 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

20

1970's Bernie Leadon Style Lick

Here's a lick profiling Eagles guitarist Bernie Leadon.

5:29 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

21

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

0.0 Difficulty

22

1980's Ray Flacke Style Lick

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

6:31 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

23

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

3.0 Difficulty

24

1990's Vince Style Lick in B

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

5:49 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

25

1990's Jimmy Olander Style Lick

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

5:24 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

26

1990's Pete Anderson Style Lick

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

7:00 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

27

1990's Brent Mason Style Lick

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

5:56 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

28

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

3.0 Difficulty

29

2000's Brad Paisley Style Lick

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

6:31 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

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30

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

3.0 Difficulty

31

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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Tyler Grant brings his Flatpicking expertise to JamPlay!

Tyler took first place honors at the Rockygrass guitar contest in 2003, the Wayne Henderson festival contest in 2005, the 2008 New England Flatpicking Championship, the 2009 Doc Watson Guitar Championship at Merlefest and became the National Flatpicking Champion for placing first at Winfield in 2008. He has been an instructor at CalArts, Steve Kaufman’s Acoustic Kamp, Rockygrass Academy, Augusta Heritage Center Bluegrass Week and Grand Targhee Music Camp. He has been featured in Acoustic Guitar Magazine, Flatpicking Guitar Magazine and Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine. He lives in Lyons, Colorado, where he writes music, enjoys the outdoors, teaches lessons and records for Grant Central Records.

National Flatpicking Champion Tyler Grant is a versatile guitarist and multi-instrumentalist with a wide range of musical expertise. He is an internationally recognized guitar virtuoso with two solo albums and an impressive resume as a session musician, bandleader and sideman. He has shared the stage with such luminaries as Tony Rice, Sam Bush, Tim O’Brien, Jerry Douglas, Chris Thile, John Oates, Steve Kaufman, Leftover Salmon, Yonder Mountain String Band and The String Cheese Incident. Tyler showcases his powerful and original style of Flatpicking on his latest CD release, Up the Neck. His current band project, The Grant Farm, is taking root and growing fast.

Tyler graduated from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in 2000 with a Bachelors degree in Guitar Performance. After moving to Nashville from Southern California in 2003 he joined Adrienne Young’s band and toured with her for nearly two years, acting as musical director and playing on her acclaimed CDs Plow the End of the Row and The Art of Virtue. In 2004 he joined Casey and Chris Henry and the Two-Stringers. In the fall of 2004 he toured China with Abigail Washburn and Friends and appeared on her Song of the Traveling Daughter CD. During the first half of 2005 he toured with phenomenal Canadian fiddler April Verch. Tyler revealed his talents as a singer and songwriter with his first solo album, In The Light, released in June 2006 on FGM Records.

From 2005 through 2010 Tyler made hundreds of appearances across the country as a member of the Drew Emmitt Band and the Emmitt-Nershi Band, featuring the frontmen from two of the world’s most popular jambands: Leftover Salmon and the String Cheese Incident. Tyler played on Long Road, the latest acclaimed Drew Emmitt release, which reached #1 on the Jam Band chart, and New Country Blues, the outstanding current release by the Emmitt/Nershi Band. In 2011 Tyler will focus his attention on solo dates, acoustic duet acts with Andy Thorn and Benny Galloway, and his latest band, The Grant Farm.

Tyler took first place honors at the Rockygrass guitar contest in 2003, the Wayne Henderson festival contest in 2005, the 2008 New England Flatpicking Championship, the 2009 Doc Watson Guitar Championship at Merlefest and became the National Flatpicking Champion for placing first at Winfield in 2008. He has been an instructor at CalArts, Steve Kaufman’s Acoustic Kamp, Rockygrass Academy, Augusta Heritage Center Bluegrass Week and Grand Targhee Music Camp. He has been featured in Acoustic Guitar Magazine, Flatpicking Guitar Magazine and Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine. He lives in Lyons, Colorado, where he writes music, enjoys the outdoors, teaches lessons and records for Grant Central Records.
Reviews & Feedback 95/100 with 41 ratings
ANDIGITAL

Just got into this style. Pure awesomeness.

Danilo Nascimento

Fantastic!

llmccall

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.

RickBoogher

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