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Course: Rockabilly Guitar For Beginners

Rockabilly Guitar For Beginners

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About this Course

If you have recently started to play the guitar and you want to play 1950s Rockabilly and Rock 'n' Roll the right way, then this course is perfect for you. We'll start with the basics and at the end of the course you have learned how to play 6 great Rockabilly Solos, that you won't find anywhere else on the internet.

In this course you will also learn:

  • How to determine the key of a song
  • The basics of the Nashville Number System
  • To recognize and to play common chord progressions
  • Which chords you should use In Rockabilly
  • To master the fret board layout
  • Basic chord and scale theory in a song context
  • How to accompany a song and play behind a singer
  • To play 6 simple to medium rockabilly solos note for note
  • How to work out your own solo

Which materials are included in this course?

Over 2 hours of HD video lessons. The Note for Note Sections are filmed in split screen technique so you can catch every detail of both hands.

For every song you'll learn, I recorded a jam track at four different tempos that sounds as close as possible to the original. That makes it really fun to practice your solos at your own speed.

I also included tabs in PDF and Guitar Pro format as well as various graphics and chord diagrams

Don't hesitate to ask some questions in the discussion section throughout this course. I will answer each one of your questions as fast as possible.

Here is what my students and customers say:

"Thank you so much,for your help and for creating your website.you have provided such a wealth of knowledge and skill for the pickers who just cannot make that next step by themselves. this letter is from a very grateful brian burke,regards and best wishes."

Brian Burke

"Fantastic!! Great lesson by one of the best rockabilly guitar player.Thanks", Michael Simond

"It's great to see a guitar player showing how to play the solos to Dancing Doll", Art Adams

" I've retired and your lessons are really tasty. I can play Blues and Rock but your lessons are really opening things up.", Craig Wolf 

"These lessons are really brilliant!! - Well recorded and clearly explained. Thank you for your efforts and I m in line to order my copy of this lesson", Pete Russ

Who this course is for:

  • This guitar course is meant for guitar players who want to learn this exciting style of music. You should know how to play some basic open chords and know the concept of bar-chords, but no further knowledge is required. This course is probably not for you if you're looking for advanced techniques
Basic knowledge
  • This guitar course is meant for guitar players who want to learn this exciting style of music. You should know how to play some basic open chords and know the concept of bar-chords, but no further knowledge is required. This course is probably not for you if you're looking for advanced techniques.
  • You should have played the guitar for a few months and know how to play some basic chords.
  • You should have a guitar, and a computer. Guitar Pro or Tuxguitar Software would be nice, but is not essential
What you will learn

In this course you will learn to:

  • Play authentic rockabilly guitar solos
  • Accompany 1950s rock 'n' roll songs
  • Figure out the chords of a song
  • Recognize various song structures e.g. 12 Bar Blues
  • Know how to play and how to use the diatonic scale
Curriculum
Number of Lectures: 37
Total Duration: 02:17:57
Course Introduction
  • Introduction  

    I tell you about the goals of this course and show some examples of what you will learn. Don't hesitate to ask some questions in the discussion section throughout this course.

Chord Progressions
  • How To Determine The Key Of A Song  

    Learn to find key of the song and why it's so important

  • Examples and Exercises  

    Here I will show you some example songs where we will determine the key together

  • The Major Scale and Notes On The Fretboard  

    Learn to play the major scale on the guitar and get to know the fretboard

  • The I IV V Chord Progression  

    Finally our first chord progression with some example songs

  • Rockabilly Chords Part 1  

    Get to know some cool chords that are used in often in rockabilly and 1950s rock and roll

  • The 12 Bar Blues  

    Learn to play the most common chord progression in rock and roll

  • The 16 Bar Blues  

    And here is another popular rockabilly chord progression

  • The I VI IV V Progression  

    This chord progression is used a lot in doo wop and rock and roll ballads

  • Rockabilly Chords Part 2  

    Here are two more easy chords that you can incorporate into your playing, the C7 shape and the 6/9 chord.

  • Chord Progression Quiz  
Comping
  • Alternating Picking Pattern  

    Our first solo guitar pattern that I use a lot in my playing. Also find the tabs for the whole section in the downloadable materials

  • Rock'n'Roll Rhythm Comping  

    A must know pattern for the late 1950s rock and roll sound

  • Single String Bass Run  

    Learn to play a great sounding single bass run in the key of A

  • School Of Rock'n'Roll Riff  

    Another great sounding riff taken from the song School Of Rock'n'Roll

  • Another Fretboard Lesson  

    Learn to know your fretboard even better

  • Rockabilly Picking Pattern  

    This is a basic rockabilly picking pattern using the root note and the high strings. I'll show you some variations as well.

  • Other Simple Comping Options On The High Strings  
Chord Theory
  • The Major Chord  

    Learn the base of all important chords. Also have a look in the downloadable materials for this section

  • The Major 6th Chord  

    Very popular chord often used by Cliff Gallup

  • The Major 7th Chord  

    Here is just another chord for you

  • The Dominant 7th Chord  

    Another very important chord that you will learn in this lecture

Soloing
  • Ten Little Woman - solo note for note  

    This easy solo kicks of our solo section. Make sure to download the tabs and the jam tracks in the downloadable materials.

  • Treat Me Right - solo note for note  

    A SUN recording by the fantastic Kenny Parchman is our second solo to learn. Make sure to download the tabs and the jam tracks in the downloadable materials.

  • I'm Through - solo note for note  

    Let's move to Starday records in Houston, TX for our third solo. Make sure to download the tabs and the jam tracks in the downloadable materials.

  • So Doggone Lonesome - solo note for note  

    The great distinctive sound of Luther Perkins! Make sure to download the tabs and the jam tracks in the downloadable materials.

  • Honky Tonk Man - solo note for note  

    Let's take it up a notch with this solo. A bit more compley and you can be very proud of yourself once you nailed this one. Make sure to download the tabs and the jam tracks in the downloadable materials.

  • Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On - solo note for note  

    This is the last solo in this series, one of my all time favourites. Make sure to download the tabs and the jam tracks in the downloadable materials.

  • Which Scales Should I Use In Rockabilly  
  • Using Chords To Get Started On Soloing  

    Now it's time for you to learn the building blocks for your own rock and roll guitar solo. Let's start with the top two strings

  • Playing The I IV V Chords Three Frets Up  

    This is a simple but effective way to add some notes to your solo

  • Adding The 6th and 7th Chord  

    learn to add some flavour to your chords

  • Adding The D-Shape  

    learn to play the I chord in another position

  • Let's Use The G-String As Well  

    You will learn how play some neat licks on the B and the G string using just a few chords.

  • How About The D-String  

    And here are some more licks this time involving the D string as well

  • Tips For Efficient Practicing  
Rhythm Guitar Section
  • Basic Strumming Pattern  

    If you're a singer or you just like to play some accoustic guitar then this strumming lesson is for you

  • Shuffle Rhythm  

    Learn to play the shuffle rhythm

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