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Guthrie Trapp and Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash

Yesterday would have marked legendary country icon Johnny Cash’s 87th birthday. Known as the man dressed in black, Cash is regarded as being one of the most renowned musicians in American music history. Inspired by gospel music, Cash’s well rounded voice embodied darkness and sorrow that could be found within his lyrics and playing. Due to his infamous, yet extraordinary career, he was one of the few people to be inducted into the country music, rock and roll and gospel music halls of fame, selling over 90 million records world-wide.

 

As tribute, we wanted to touch on Johnny Cash’s influence found within electric country guitar player, Guthrie Trapp’s courses. If you are one of Guthrie’s students, you may have completed one of his lessons accompanied by a backing track that he created in the studio with real session players in Nashville including Dave Roe who is best known for his long tenure as Johnny Cash's last bassist. Guthrie has four complete lessons accompanied with complete tablature and high quality backing tracks spanning different difficulty levels, and ultimately leading the student to learn advanced improvisational soloing techniques.

 

Having these backing tracks adds some premium quality to the electric country guitar lessons that students get to download. What’s also neat is the fact that they can be streamed at adjustable speeds, pitch matching speed adjustments, for all students in Guthrie's school as well. By participating in Electric Country Guitar with Guthrie Trapp, students get access to improv scale exercises, bends and slides tips, various styles and country standards. What’s really great is that skill levels and styles of playing are welcome. If you are a beginner, you may focus on how to tune an electric guitar, hand position, holding a pick, picking patterns, chord changes, and basic major chord shapes. If you’re an intermediate player, you may have interest in learning about hybrid technique, connecting chord shapes, mapping out triads, connecting major scales, outlining chord changes, string bending, and tying licks & phrases together. As an advanced player, test your skills by learning about advanced rhythm techniques, major scales in harmony, hammer-ons and pull-offs, playing over chord changes, double stop concepts, playing in the pocket, using chord shapes, double stop concepts, and advanced chord bends.

 

Don’t just take our word for it, get started today and see if Guthrie Trapp can help you get to where you want to be. If you’re interested in learning more than one genre for your guitar repertoire, try our The Power Trio Package; the ultimate addition to our guitar playing curriculum that encompasses rock, blues, and country all wrapped up into one loud package! Check out some Free Online Sample Lessons to get the ball rolling!

 

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