A Closer Look at The Bakersfield Sound

Genre and Style Guitar Course from Tyler Grant

Buck Owens and the Buckaroos are one of the groups that helped to define the "Bakersfield Sound" that rose to prominence in the 1960s and has remained popular to this day. Their energy and stripped-down sound helped them to become one of the best country music artists of all time. Join Tyler Grant as he dives into what defines their sound!

13 Lessons

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


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Full Course Breakdown

We analyze the compositions of the Buckaroos to gain in-depth insights into the structure of the Bakersfield sound and understand the variety of ways that we can apply these concepts and techniques to our own repertoire


Course Introduction

Tyler gives us a brief background of the Bakersfield Sound and Buck Owens while letting us know what we can expect in the upcoming lessons

3:14 Runtime

0.0 Difficulty


Guitars, Tones, Gear & Mindset

Lets find out what type of equipment was primarily used by the Buckaroos to achieve their unique sound

5:26 Runtime

0.5 Difficulty


Buck Owens Acoustic Rhythm

In this lesson, we will learn about the driving force behind the Buckaroos, Buck's rhythm playing

10:26 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty

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Don Rich Rhythm Riffs

Up next, Tyler teaches us the rhythmic style of Don Ritch

12:11 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty


Don Rich Guitar Solo

The first solo in this course is an up-tempo number in the key of A

10:52 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


High Capo Second Acoustic Rhythm Part

It's time for us to look at a technique that was often used when recording in the studio

11:24 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty


Country Shuffle Acoustic Guitar Rhythm

For our next tune, we will be learning a new rhythm technique with a shuffle feel on the acoustic guitar

8:07 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty


Country Shuffle Electric Guitar Rhythm

Now that we have the acoustic rhythm worked out, we learn the electric rhythm to accompany it

9:45 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty


Country Shuffle Guitar Solo

In our next solo, we will learn some new techniques to incorporate into our playing

14:04 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty


Country Ballad Acoustic Rhythm

Tyler teaches us the basic rhythm pattern used to play a classic country ballad

3:29 Runtime

1.0 Difficulty


Country Ballad High Capo Acoustic Rhythm

In this lesson, Tyler will show us how to play the high capo rhythm part for our ballad

3:30 Runtime

1.0 Difficulty


Country Ballad Pedal Steel-Style Solo

This third solo will incorporate another new technique that we can use to add texture and depth to our playing

18:05 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty


Modern Bakersfield Guitar Solo, a-la Pete Anderson (Dwight Yoakam)

This final solo will put your new-found skills to the test with it's quick tempo and technical difficulty

15:13 Runtime

3.5 Difficulty

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