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Have you been hankering to sound like your favorite Country artists of today? Well, Nathan Whitney has got you covered! In his course, Modern Country Rhythm, Nathan breaks down all the crucial aspects of modern Country guitar and how we can use them in our playing. From cowboy chords to chicken pickin', Nathan leaves no stone on that old dirt road unturned.
In this first lesson, Nathan goes over everything we can expect to learn in this course.
To start us off, Nathan shows us how to play triads up and down the neck.
Now we'll take a look at sus chord color and why it's important.
In this lesson, Nathan will introduce us to the Nashville Number System which is a very user-friendly system of transcription that relies on the use of chords and scale degrees to decipher chord progressions quickly and easily!
Nathan breaks down how to use barre chords and power chords and shows us how to use them.
Here, we will take our pentatonic scales an use them up and own the neck.
Nathan explains cowboy chords and how we can learn to lock in the groove.
Now, we will learn about the G run and why it is important to modern Country music.
In this lesson, Nathan shows us arpeggios and how to use them.
Now it's time to explore the working man rhythm and how to use it appropriately.
Let's dive into some modern chicken pickin' and see how it is played.
In this lesson, Nathan shows us when to use single-note lines and how to stay out of the way of the bass player.
Here, we continue to learn about single note lines and how to use them correctly.
Double stops can be used in a variety of ways, and in this lesson, Nathan shows us how.
It's time to get a little funky! Here, we explore the subtle funkiness of the 7th and 9th chords.
In this lesson, Nathan breaks down the play styles of Hendrix and Mayer and why they are so important to the modern country sound.
Now it's time to see how modern country has influenced pop and EDM and how to use that in our playing.
Let's explore the drop D voicing and how it can be used to buff up our playing.
Here, Nathan shows us how to use octaves to outline chords.
It's time to get a bit of a buzz on... A buzz to our sound, that is.
Let's take a look at 4's and 5's and when we should use them in our playing.
Nathan breaks down "the riff" and how it should be used.
Now it's time to start putting it all together. In this lesson, we start by asking what is the intent of the song?
Moving into the next section of putting it together, we begin to ask ourselves, "AM I the hook?"
Nathan helps us to understand why the lyrics of a song matter and how our intent should reflect that.
Now it's time to compliment the other parts of the song with our playing- especially the lyrics.
Here, we take a hard look at the bridge and whether we should be playing or... Not?
Now we pull all the pieces together to try out a song and check out what we have learned.
Let's join acclaimed guitarist Nathan Whitney as we navigate through the different landscapes of modern country soloing. In this Flying Solo course, Nathan breaks down three types of solos into individual licks. We'll learn about Classic Country, Urban Melodies, and Country Fried Rock in a fresh and easy-to-follow way. So what are you waiting for? Time to get pickin'!
In this introduction, Nathan discusses how the course is set up and why he created the course in this manner.
Now it's time to get started! In this lesson, we will focus on the ascending chromatic G run.
Let's upgrade our strumming with a focus on hybrid picking.
Here, we will dig further into the hybrid world by focusing on 3 and 6.
Finally, Nathan shows us how to play the G waterfall to round out our classic country solo.
Now it's time to put it all together to play our solo. It's country... with a twist.
In this lesson, Nathan breaks down the beginning of the Urban melody with a focus on the double stop.
Here, we will look at one of the iconic sounds from this country legend: the pentatonic drone.
Did you know that you can shred in a melodic way? Nathan breaks down how to do this in a brand new way.
Now it's time to look at our pivot points and how to incorporate them into our solo.
Let's pull it all together to play our Urban melodies solo!
Let's take a look at country music through the eyes of Chuck Berry!
Now we will focus on how to play the perfect high gain hybrid.
In this lesson, Nathan breaks down unison bends and how to tell whether you want them clean or saucy!
It's time to round out our solo with a finish that's in high gear.
You know the drill- let's put together all we have learned for this country fried rock solo!
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