Country Music

author: UG Team date: 07/31/2003 category: music styles
rating: 6.9 / votes: 15 
Somone reqestd country lick so here are some. I don't know if they could be considerd to be "standard" but I enjoy them. Mail me if you got Q's and please post your'e own favorite licks.
  Rhythm in E , Travis style

count:
E  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &      Same pattern in A
e---------------------               e---------------0--------------
B------0---------0----               B-----2----0h2-----------------
G------------0h1------               G------------------------------
D------2-------2------               D-----2------2-----------------
A---------------------               A--0---------------------------
E--0-------0----------               E-------0----------------------
RH     3          3
             2
   p   p   p   p

G-run (Play fast but accurate)

3rd finger picks G-string pick on the rest
e------------------------------------------------------------------------
B------------------------------------------------------------------------
G-----------------0-3s2s0---0--0-----------------------------------------
D------------0-2----------3----0-----------------------------------------
A------0-1-2-------------------------------------------------------------
E----3-------------------------3-----------------------------------------
rihgt hand fingring            3rd
                               2nd
                               p

ending in A
Damp with righthand palm directly after bend go for a snappy sound (chicki'n pickin'n)
e-------------9-----5----------------------------------------------------
B-----8b(10)===(10)===(10)r8---------8---5------------5-----2------------
G-------------------------------7b(9)-(9)--(9)r7-4b(6)--(6)---(6)r4--2===
D------------------------------------------------------------------------
A------------------------------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------------------
rh           2nd     2nd
      p         p       p
This is a little lick I G in Jerry Donahue style. First pick G on the D-string bend up a whole step with your 3rd finger (you have to bend the string downwards toward the floor) and catch the G-string release the D-string bend and at the same time bend up the G-string a whole step, keep both strings ringi n, pick the notes om the B-string with third finger, snappy and fast.
   e-------------------------------
   B------------------6-4-3--------
   G-----------5b(7)=======-------- 
   D-----5b(7)==r(5O=======--------
   A-------------------------------
   E-------------------------------
       Let ring through out
I use pick for the D-string and my second and third finger for G and B strings. (Tele style picki n). Heres a nice ending lick in the style off Jerry Donahue. This is another lick in which you bend and catch, in this case the G-string up a whole step catch the B-string bend it up a half step, at the same time release the G-string. Then put yuor 1st finger (left hand) on 7th fret A-string pick it and then bend behind nut with right hand bringing it up to the root (G)- Let all notes ring as long as possible and use pick for D-string and fingers for the others(some time I use the pick on the other strings to, whatever works is good). Finger all notes on the 5th fret with your first finger, use half bare, and I use the 3rd finger for everything on the 7th fret but you may also use the pinky for the last note on the e-string.
     G
e------------------------------7====================-----
B--------------------7-b-(8)========================-----
G------5-h 7 b (9)=====r-(7)========================-----
D----5==========================-------------------------
A--------------------------------7b(behind nut)-(10)-----
E--------------------------------------------------------
You could use slides to play this licks, looks like this.
G
e------------------------------7====================-----
B--------------------7-/-8==========================-----
G------5-h-7-/--9============----------------------------
D----5=====----------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------7-/-10===========-------
E--------------------------------------------------------
                                 rh
The glissando version sound simular to the bent one, a player like James Burton would probably use the slide lick. Use right hand hammer for the A-string. Try to let notes bleed into eadh other. Listen to James and Jerry. Since there are people intrested in stringbenders, hipshot, parsons white, here s a Nashville styled pedal steel lick for B-bender guitar.
      Csus4              C
e---3==================--6-5 3-------------------------------------------
B---3-b(with bender)-(5)=======------------------------------------------
G---5==========================------------------------------------------
D------------------------------------------------------------------------
A------------------------------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------------------
G string with pick e and B w fingers, the last three notes on the e string are playd "snappy". Moving the lick up two frets gives you an D lick. Try playi'n the lick in diffrent positions. For exampel play in G, F, and C swiftly after each other gives a nice pedal steel E9 tuning sound.
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