Country

What Are Sixths And How Do I Play Them?

Sixth’s are a form of double stops. The 2nd note is simply 6 degrees higher than the 1st note. This is one of my favorite double stops to apply to my rhythm playing as well as soloing.

What Is Hybrid Picking?

At the heart of country guitar playing is a technique called, “Hybrid” picking. It’s a very dynamic technique allowing the guitarist to pick lower notes and pluck higher notes with their fingers. Double-stops, single notes and ghosted

How To Play A Blues Scale

Ok, this is the scale that you’ve all been waiting for. If there is ONE scale that fits the Blues vocabulary…it’s this one. This is basically a minor pentatonic scale with a flatted 5th added. This is

What Is A Mixolydian Scale?

In addition to the Pentatonic scales, there is another very useful scale that is used all the time in Country music – the Mixolydian scale. The Mixolydian scale is one of the 7 modes found on the

What Is The Easiest Scale To Work With?

Sixth’s are a form of double stops. The 2nd note is simply 6 degrees higher than the 1st note. This is one of my favorite double stops to apply to my rhythm playing as well as soloing.

Which Scale Is The Easiest To Work With?

When you start soloing over major chords the easiest scale to work with is the major pentatonic. It’s a sound that our ears are conditioned to hear and Country solos are no exception! A major pentatonic scale