Country Solo in A major

Lighthearted Country Solo & Instrumental in A major. A bit of Rockabilly twang and Country Western Swing influence too! The guitar is my lake placid Fender Vintera Telecaster. Enjoy!

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Country Turnaround Lick

At the end of the B-section, I play this ‘bouncy’, country guitar lick on the turnaround (from the E chord back to the A). In pink, you can see how the melody of this country solo moves from the E  (12th fret on the e-string) to the A (5th fret on the e-string). Listen to the example below:

Country Rockabilly Jam Track in A major

Here is a fun, new jam track I wrote and recorded in the key of A major. This track is your perfect companion to learn how to improvise over a country rockabilly rhythm. Part A is a classic train rhythm, whereas part B adds a bit more bounce in a typical rockabilly swing or jump blues style. Part C features classic ‘blues stops.’ Stick around for the end (full boppin’ jump blues mode, with a walking bass!) Enjoy these and many more of my jam tracks!

Producing realistic parts on my laptop

Like most of my jam tracks, this country rockabilly track uses a bass part that is made with Spectrasonics Trilian, one of my favorite virtual instruments. Below is an overview of the acoustic bass part, meticulously designed to be as real as possible. Especially in a genre like country or rockabilly, it’s important to jam over a natural groove, without quantization. Adding the extra noises that the neck of the double bass makes adds to the vintage feel and realism.  I hope you enjoy this country rockabilly guitar track!

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And this is how it sounds:

Why not on YouTube?

When I first uploaded this video in April of 2022, the video got flagged, as the copyright algorithm on Youtube claimed to have found similarities between my track and a(n unknown) Russian rock song from the 80s. Although there is no similarity between the tracks and this seems to have been a ‘false positive’, the publisher of the Russion song rejected my polite ask to remove the copyright claim and as a result, I got a copyright strike. I contacted YouTube, but unfortunately they do not mediate in these copyright disputes. In the end, the only option I got was to remove the video entirely from the platform.. 

Blues Lesson #10 – Groove & Lick Lesson in E

Blues guitar lesson #10, where I show you how to play an easy blues groove in E, with different E minor blues licks on top! Recommended playing level: intermediate. Download the free lesson guide (PDF) here (includes all tabs & diagrams):

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’m proud to present to you my 10th blues lick guitar lesson. In this video, I’ll teach you how to play an easy blues groove in E, with different E minor blues licks on top! We’ll start from a basic (open E chord) groove and add different types of licks with hammer-ons, pull-offs, blues bends and hybrid picking.