Country Guitar lick

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Hey, how’s it going? My name is John McClennan
and I’m here today with Guitar Control bringing
you this lesson. I hope you guys are having a
great week. I wanted to get into a little bit
of country playing.

I was playing over this tune this week called
“Limehouse Blues” and there’s a recording with
Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed that’s great. But I
was using this chord lick right over the first
chord in the song. This chord is C-7. So if
you’ve got this kind of feel you’re going to
start way up here on the 12th fret, do a little
half-step bend and I’m just thinking about this
sort of C-7 triad here. And then you come down
here to the 10th, 11th. And then now I’m thinking
about playing off this C-7 chord. Again, the
half-step bend so the frets here are going to
be 8, 10, 9, bend up a half step and then come
back down. That’s the first half of the lick.

And then the next phrase goes… Which is just a
very country sounding lick. I’m starting on the
root, which would be the 10th fret: 10, 7, 8,
slide to 9, 8, 10, 8, 7, 10. So it just sort of
goes up and comes back down. Again, I’m outlining
the C-7 chord. So when you’re working on a lick,
whenever you can, try and grab a chord voicing
so that you associate the two of them.

Again, the whole lick is, slowly.

Be sure to click the link below for the tabs and
we’ll see you in the next video.

Thank you so much for watching.