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Fast Country Picking Lick

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Here's a cool sounding country guitar lick. It's not really a beginners lick, but you can start at a slow speed and work on playing it faster. It's important to play it cleanly, without too many clams.

In this example, they key is E, and it will sound good to play this over an E7 or E9. You should absolutely transcribe it to other keys as well, so that you can make use of it in different songs and keys. Let me know how you like this lick.

GP5 and TAB for the Fast Country Picking Lick

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deb kumar sen said...

I am a senior citizen leave in India. I am a intermediate player of Acoustic Guitar. It would be great to get some not so fast lick on Country, E minor pentatonic etc

Comment added on May 08, 2014
Nelson Figueroa said...

I see that you have hair on this video quick country lick. You look great. About the lick it is a good one specially when it is played at the right speed. Also to let you know I have been busy with some Jazz courses that I purchase from TrueFire during the Christmas Holidays special that they had for $5.00. Lots of lessons to learn.

Thanks for all you do.
Nelson F.

Comment added on March 04, 2014
russell barrett said...

I was wondering why you don't include any tabs with your lessons so people can learn them. It's hard to follow them just by watching with the speed you play.

Comment added on October 14, 2011
Robert said...

That's a 19 Sixty 3 boost pedal. Great one too.

Comment added on December 03, 2010
Johnny A. said...

Hey Robert, Awsome video, this is a must learn.. By the way, what kind of pedal is that sitting on the heatseaker? Your ole buddy John.

Comment added on December 03, 2010
Brett Slade said...

Your "Country Pickin'" lick is yet another gem! I would love to see your take on some of Bonnamassa's live "Blues Deluxe." Yes, I will buy something from you again, shortly. I previously bought a Doug Seven CD. Your's is way more practical! You put a ton of promo work and woodshedding into your material. Can't help but be impressed, Robert!
Thank you, as always!

Comment added on December 03, 2010
Mark said...

Great Lick that has been incorporated in several styles.simple but effective run.may have to re visit a couple of country licks as result.Definitely Not a bad thing.Thank You,Mark

Comment added on December 03, 2010
Matt Slavik said...

Robt, I appreciate the great work you've put into your site (Thanks!!!) and want to make a donation. I'm a bit confused by your point about identifying a video along with the donation. Are you referring to the videos that you make available for free on the site, or are you referring to another set of videos on the site?


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Comment added on November 16, 2009
Robert said...

Thanks guys! Alan, my lessons probably assume a little bit of experience with guitars. However, the lessons will give you something to work on for a good while. See the testimonials on the guitar DVD page.

Comment added on February 07, 2008
Alan Butt said...

Great video - thinking of buying a Squire Strat - just a beginner - are your lessons suitable for beginners?

Comment added on February 03, 2008
Dinart said...

great lesson for everbody!cool!!!

Comment added on January 28, 2008
dave said...

it'd be great to see the tab

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Comment added on January 27, 2008
dody said...

i want to learn guitars

Comment added on January 02, 2008

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New Course - Comping with Triads -

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I was chosen as the 2013 Next Top Guitar Instructor at Truefire!