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Guthrie Trapp is one of the most sought after country guitar players currently on the scene.

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Guthrie Trapp has taken everything he knows about playing country guitar and created a comprehensive video library that includes hundreds of online lessons. Members have unlimited access to all the lessons which are supplemented by backing tracks and other study materials. Plus there's special guests, exclusive interviews, and a community of country guitar enthusiasts from all over the world.

What ultimately sets these lessons apart from other online offerings however, is the ability to submit a video using the ArtistWorks Video Exchange® learning platform. Guthrie reviews each submission and records a video response with feedback on how you're doing and tips for how to improve. All students can access the Video Exchange library, which is always expanding and may contain the key to unlock your own playing.


Top Quality Country Guitar Lessons

  • 100s of electric country guitar lessons
  • All levels and styles of playing welcome
  • Slow Motion Isolation and Video Looping
 
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  • Practice the advice and improve
 
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Guthrie Trapp Electric Country Guitar Lessons

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  • Beginning Country Guitar
  • Intermediate Country Guitar
  • Advanced Country Guitar

Beginning Country Guitar

  • Introduction to Electric Country Guitar
  • Influences and Essential Listening
  • Submit a Placement Video
  • Guitar Tuning
  • Positioning the Guitar While Standing
  • Right Hand Position
  • Left Hand Position
  • Holding The Pick
  • Combining Left and Right Hands
  • Picking Patterns
  • Basic Major Chord Shapes
  • 3 Note Block Chords
  • Luther Perkins Style
  • Luther Perkins Exercises
  • The B7 F Chord
  • Simple Chord Theory: Degrees of the Scale
  • Changing Chords in Rhythm: 1-4-5 Progression
  • Chord Changes: Luther Perkins Style
  • Luther Perkins Exercise 1-4-5
  • Basic Minor Chords: Am, Em, Dm
  • “Folsom Prison Blues”
  • “Lonesome On'ry and Mean”
  • Major Scales: First Position
  • Pentatonic Shapes
  • Introduction to Basic Hammer-Ons
  • Introduction to Basic Pull-Offs
  • Introduction to Basic Slides
  • Introduction to Basic Bends
  • The Boogie Woogie Lick
  • One Chord Boogie Woogie Lick
  • Changing Chords with the Boogie Woogie Lick
  • Hybrid Technique: Block Chord Basics
  • Hybrid Technique: Two Fingers
  • Other Student Submitted Tunes

Intermediate Country Guitar

  • Introduction to Intermediate Electric Country Guitar
  • Using Bass Notes In Rhythm Playing
  • Hybrid Technique: One Chord
  • Changing Chords: More Accent Concepts in E
  • Changing Chords: More Accent Concepts in A
  • Changing Chords: More Accent Concepts in G
  • Changing Chords: More Accent Concepts in D
  • Changing Chords: More Accent Concepts in C
  • More Chord Shapes Up the Neck: Key of G
  • More Chord Shapes Up the Neck: Key of D
  • More Chord Shapes Up the Neck: Key of A
  • More Chord Shapes Up the Neck: Key of E
  • More Chord Shapes Up the Neck: Key of C
  • More Chord Shapes Up the Neck: Key of F
  • Connecting Chord Shapes: Key of G
  • Connecting Chord Shapes: Key of A
  • Connecting Chord Shapes: Key of E
  • Connecting Chord Shapes: Key of D
  • Connecting Chord Shapes: Key of C
  • Mapping Out the Triads - Key of G
  • Mapping Out the Triads - Key of D
  • Mapping Out the Triads - Key of A
  • Mapping Out the Triads - Key of E
  • Mapping Out the Triads - Key of C
  • Connecting Major Scales Up the Neck - Key of G
  • Connecting Major Scales Up the Neck - Key of A
  • Connecting Major Scales Up the Neck - Key of C
  • Connecting Major Scales Up the Neck - Key of D
  • Connecting Major Scales Up the Neck - Key of E
  • Major Pentatonic Scales Up the Neck
  • Minor Pentatonic Scales Up The Neck
  • Introducing Major and Minor 3rds with Pentatonics
  • Pentatonics Up The Neck: Exercises
  • Connecting the Pentatonics to Chord Shapes
  • Intermediate Slides
  • Intermediate Hammer-Ons
  • Intermediate Pull-offs
  • Minor Ideas: Flatting the 3rd
  • Intermediate String Bending
  • How to Bend in Tune While Playing Multiple Strings
  • Multi-String Bending Exercise
  • Hybrid Picking Rhythm
  • The Roll
  • Alternating Bass: Chet Atkins and Scotty Moore Style
  • Drop D Tuning
  • Double Stops: Two Note Harmonizing
  • Double Stops: Two Note Harmonizing in G
  • Two Note Harmonizing: Country Shuffle in C
  • Intros and Endings: Train Beat
  • “Folsom Prison Blues” - Intermediate Soloing Over Songs
  • “Lonesome, On'ry and Mean” - Intermediate Soloing Over Songs
  • “Crazy Arms” - Intermediate Soloing Over Songs
  • “Mama Tried” - Intermediate Soloing Over Songs
  • Tones and Controls
  • Volume Swells
  • Pickups: When and What to Use
  • Playing with Feeling and Taste: Bends and Memphis Licks
  • Blending Other Styles with Country
  • The Funk Approach
  • Stage Etiquette: Playing With and Listening to Others
  • Other Student Submitted Tunes

Advanced Country Guitar

  • Introduction to Advanced Electric Country Guitar
  • Advanced Rhythm Techniques
  • “Folsom Prison Blues” - Advanced Rhythm
  • “Crazy Arms” - Advanced Rhythm
  • “Mama Tried” - Advanced Rhythm
  • “Lonesome, On'ry and Mean” - Advanced Rhythm
  • Major Scales in Harmony: The 1-3-5 Note Chords
  • Advanced Major Arpeggios
  • Advanced Minor Ideas and Arpeggios
  • Getting Beyond the Pentatonic Shapes
  • Getting Beyond the Pentatonic Shapes: “Waylon” Style
  • Getting Beyond the Pentatonic Shapes: Country Shuffle
  • Getting Beyond the Pentatonic Shapes: Train Beat
  • The Flat 7 Major Scale
  • Advanced Hammer-Ons and Pull-Offs
  • Playing Over Chord Changes
  • Double Stops Up The Neck: Connecting Chords and Shapes
  • The Hendrix Shape
  • Advanced Double Stop Concepts
  • Connecting the Double Stops
  • Advanced Steel Bends
  • Advanced Steel Bend Exercises
  • Chromatics
  • Playing in the Pocket
  • Using Chord Shapes
  • “Crazy Arms” Advanced Soloing Over Songs
  • “Truck Driving Man” Advanced Soloing Over Songs
  • “Folsom Prison Blues” Advanced Soloing Over Songs
  • “Mama Tried” Advanced Soloing Over Songs
  • “Lonesome, On'ry and Mean” Advanced Soloing Over Songs
  • Adding Grease and Character: Slurs and Attitude
  • The 5 Minor and Major 7th Scales
  • Minor and Major 7th Exercises
  • Behind the Nut Bends
  • Harmonics
  • Chord Melodies
  • The Junior Brown Lick: Drop D Tuning
  • The Nashville Number System
  • Other Student Submitted Tunes

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About Guthrie

Growing up along the Gulf Coast, Guthrie was influenced at an early age by all the Southern musicians around him. He started playing harmonica at age 7 and then guitar and mandolin at age 10. He played in bands throughout his teens, and at age 18 recorded in Nashville for Gove Scriveonr’s acclaimed album, Shine On. In 2001 Guthrie moved to Nashville to try to make it in the country music scene. He paid dues playing with the Don Kelley Band, and soon found himself playing sessions with great musicians including Willie Weeks, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Vince Gill, Dolly Parton, Tim O'Brien, Randy Travis, Alison Krauss, Sam Bush, Tony Rice, Earl Scruggs and more. He was a member of Jerry Douglas’ band for 5 years, and before that worked closely with Patty Loveless - including on the Grammy winning album Mountain Soul II. As a recording artist Guthrie released his first solo album called Pick Peace in 2012 as a way to showcase his signature guitar playing which has been featured on so many other musicians’ projects. His versatile playing reflects his love for all kinds of music while staying true to his country roots.

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