Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas Gift Ideas

For Country Guitarists

Fender Telecaster

The Fender Telecaster is "the" electric guitar of Country music. It was first brought to popularity by Buck Owens and his "Bakersfield Sound." Since the times of buck such country stars as Alan Jackson, George Strait, and even newcomers like Easton Corbin have all opted for an electric Fender Telecaster. If you want to use your electric guitar skills for Country Music, I would highly recommend ordering one. Simply click the icon to right.

Country Guitar Licks (with CD)

This book is simply wonderful. I still use it sometimes. It's entitled Country Guitar Licks by Alan Warner. Let me tell you something. You'll get excited when you first get this book. It will teach you what you need to know as far as soloing. Different country styles from rockabilly to bluegrass are included. I was pumped the first time I realized I could make my guitar sound like a banjo. Included is a CD, with slowed down versions of all the exercises and songs. You won't want to miss out on this one, trust me. Order a copy. Click the icon to the right, or here, to be directed to it.

Brad Paisley's Hit's Alive CD

The ultimate country guitarist, plays the ultimate hits on this brand new cd encompassing a carrier of hits. If you're into country music and guitar, you'll love this album.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Great Moments in Country Music #11: John Denver's "Silent Night"

Get John's Christmas Albums here!

How to Play This is Country Music by Brad Paisley

This is Country Music Tabs and Lyrics (click to enlarge)

How to Play Only Prettier by Miranda Lambert

This is definitely a "girl song" so I must make it clear, I only enjoy the melody and intro riff, not the message. haha. It's kind of selfish and trivial anyway isn't it? Oh well, I hope ya'll enjoy the pickin'!

Capo 1st Fret



Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Great Moment's in Country Guitar #10: Jerry Reed's "It's Got to Come Out!" Christmas Special

How to Play "From a Table Away" by Sunny Sweeney

Download From a Table Away Here!

Chords and Lyrics
capo 1

verse 1

Am                              G
I bet youd never guess who I saw tonight
Am                                       G
Guess you didnt see me in those low dim lights
Bm                        C
I knew who she was by the ring still on her hand
Am                     G               D
Sure looked like you wanted to be her man  
  Am                                     Em   D
So I guess that means that things are better
Am                     Em D
Must not be so bad at home
  Am                               Em
I thought it looked like you were leavin
But it dont
      Am                            Em     D   
And I heard you tell her you still love her
       Am                     Em  D
So it doesnt matter what you say
I saw it all
From a table away 
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How to Play Put You In a Song by Keith Urban

Download Keith Urban's Put You In A Song Here!

Tabs and Chords

D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| x 2
Verse 1:

     G                              G
Well here you come again and you're looking so fine
    F#m                       F#m
You don't notice me, but it's alright
           G                    G               G        Bm
I'm just a guy who wishes that I could be your man someday
       G                         G
Yeah a picture paints a thousand words it's true
         F#m                        F#m 
But it's still not enough for how I feel about you
        Em                      Em                 G
I wanna put you in a melody, I gotta set you to groove


D                     G
I wanna put you in my car and drive and turn you up loud
Roll down all the windows and shout it out
I love this girl
D                   G
Oh if I could press play, repeat how happy I'd be
Where ever I'd go I'd have you there with me
You'd be right where you belong

I wanna put you in a song (Replay Intro)

Verse 2:
Well I'd sing about your smile and your pretty blue eyes
The way your hair shimmers in the sunlight
It'd be so easy I'd just write it from my heart
Cause I gotta tell the world what you mean to me
Wrap you up in a melody so you'll be stuck in my head all day
Cause you're already there anyway, yes you are


A                                                  Em 
And if I get it right everybody will be singing along, oh yeah
And when they see you on the street they'll say
Hey, ain't you the girl in that song?

(Solo, not tabbed yet)


Download Keith Urban's Put You In A Song Here!

How to Play Go Tell It On the Mountain Performed by Little Big Town

Download Little Big Town's "Go Tell It On The Mountain Here"

Go Tell It On The Mountain

Intro: Chorus

Chorus 2
D                                      A                      D F#m G A
Go tell it on the mountain, over the hills and everywhere;
D   Bm   G       D      G   Em D           A7     D
Go tell it on the mountain that Jesus Christ is born.

Chorus 1
D                                      C                      D F#m G A
Go tell it on the mountain, over the hills and everywhere;
D   Bm   G       D      G   Em D           A7     D
Go tell it on the mountain that Jesus Christ is born.
                            (G)-(D): on the last chorus
Vs. 1
G        D                                                  A      G       A   D
While shepherds kept their watching o'er silent flocks by night,
      Bm         G          D                    A        Em       A7
Behold throughout the heavens there shone a Holy Light.

Chorus 1

Vs. 2
G        D                                                  A      G       A   D
The shepherds feared and trembled when lo! Above the earth,
      Bm         G          D           A            Em       A7
Rang out the angel chorus that hailed our Saviour's birth.

Chorus 1

Vs. 3
G        D                               A       G        A   D
Down in a lowly manger the humble Christ was born
      Bm             G          D                A        Em          A7
And brought us God's salvation that blessed Christmas morn!

Chorus 2
Chorus 1

Note: Hold “Jesus Christ is born” on the final chorus.

Download Little Big Town's "Go Tell It On The Mountain Here"

How to Play God Rest Ye Gentlemen

Tabs (click to enlarge)

How to Play I Wonder as I Wander

I Wonder as I Wander

Riff: Em (high) Dsus Em (high) Am (high) Em (high)

   Em                          Am7            Bm    Em    D
1  I  wonder  as  I  wan -der   out  under the   sky
2  When Mary birthed Je - sus, ‘twas in a  cows' stall,
3  If  Jesus   had   want-ed    for  any   wee   thing:
4  I  wonder  as  I  wan -der   out  under the   sky,

   Bsus4   Em          Am7    Am6/7 Am7 C C/b5 Em
1  How   Jesus, the  Sav-ior,  did come for   to  die.
2  With  wisemen and far-mers  and shep-herds and all
3  A     star in the sky, or   a   bird on    the wing;
4  How   Jesus, the  Sav-ior   did come for   to  die

    Em                         Am7 Am6/7 Am7  C    C/b5  D9
1  For  poor,  ornery  peo-ple   like you    and   like I
2  But high from God's hea-ven   a    star's light did  fall,
3  Or  all  of  God's  an -gels  in   heaven       to   sing,
4  For  poor,  ornery  peo-ple   like you   and    like I

   Bsus4   Em                Am7 Am9    CM7 Bsus4/b6 Am9  Em
1  I       wonder   as   I   wan-der,  out  un - der     the sky.
2  And the promise    of     a - ges   it   then did     re -call.
3  He      surely could have had it, ‘cause He   was     the King!
   Bsus4   Em                Am7 Am9        CM7 Bsus4/b6 Am9 Emsus2
4  I       wonder   as   I   wan-der,  out  un - der     the sky.

Chord Voicings:

Em    022000       C        X32010
Am7   X02010     C/b5     X34010
Am6/7 X04010   Am9      X02000
Bm    244122       Bsus4/b6 X34000
D     XX0232       Emsus2   024000
Bsus4 X24400

How to Play the Christmas Song on Guitar

Tabs (Click to Enlarge)

How to Play What Child is This (Finger Picking)

Melody and Bass Line Tabs

Finger Picking Notes (click to enlarge)

How to Play What Child is This (Melody and Harmony)


Song of the Week: Brad Paisley's "This is Country Music"

Hits Alive [+Digital Booklet]Brad Paisley's new single This is Country Music has to be one of the best songs ever. It's like "every country song" mixed into one. Paisley highlights the authenticity, faith, bravery, and patriotism associated with the music of middle-America. It's no wonder he one "entertainer of the year" at the CMA's this same evening. This is a must listen to!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Great Moments in Country Guitar #9: John Denver, Clint Black, and Patty Loveless's Christmas for Cowboys

How to Play Ever Sugarland Song

Download Stuck Like Glue

Download All I Want to Do

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Guitar Lesson

Click on the Sheet Music Below to enlarge

How to Be a Country Star: Updated

If the Statler Brothers were around today their classic song How to Be a Country Star might sing a little differently.

Original Statler Brothers Version

Updated for Today Version

There's questions I’m always hearing every where I go
Like can city slickers make it on the country shows

Well, it takes more than just a twangy voice to hide who you really are
There's a few more things you ought to learn to be a country star

You got to learn to dance like Simpson or dress like the band Perry
Be pretty like Gloriana, or play rock like Jason Aldean
Put a rasp in your voice like Kracker, go to high school like Taylor
Cross over like Kid Rock did and you'll be a country star

Gel your hair like Rascal Flatts does or troy or Kelly or Keith
Have a beard like James Otto or a father like Miley
Be old just like the Eagles and Jewel you just can’t ignore
Make no sense like Sugarland, and you’ll be a Country star.

As for think Mr. Bojangles, and it's not too hard to figure out. 

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Great Moments in Country Guitar #8: Brad Paisley Plays "What Child is This"

Check out Paisley's Christmas Album!

How to Play Tennessee Flat Top Box by Johnny Cash

Click the image below to enlarge tabs

Download Tennessee Flat Top Box MP3 Here!

Gotta Serve Somebody: Cover

A rendition of Bob Dylan's Gotta Serve Somebody

Download Dylan's or the Abrams Brother's versions. Just click the links below!

Silent Night Guitar Lesson

Silent Night Chords
Silent night, holy night
7E7           5A       5A7
All is calm, all is bright
D                      A
Round yon Virgin Mother and Child
D                     A
Holy Infant so tender and mild
7Bm      7E7       5A s12A
Sleep in heavenly peace
5A        E7               A 5A
Sleep in heavenly peace

*Numbers preceding chords represent bar chord fret number.

House of Gold: Cover

A cover of House of Gold by Hank Williams.

There are some other great renditions of this song available. Check them out!

Dierks Bentley: A House Of Gold 
The Secret Sisters: House Of Gold
    Hank Williams: A House Of Gold

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Song of the Week: Sunny Sweeney's "From a Table Away"

From A Table AwayThis week's song of the week goes to Sunny Sweeney's brand new single From a Table Away. With it's deep crisp electric guitar riffs and haunting pedal steel licks Texas native Sweeney certainly showcases her southwestern credentials. The song is about a girl who think she's in love with a man who has left his former lover to be with her. She finds out unexpectedly that in reality he's playing both sides of the fence when she sees them in a dimly lit restaurant showing affection. Just as always, Country music shows the other side of evil - it's negative consequences. Cheating may be fun for a season, but in the end it results in hurt and confusion.

MP3 Download From a Table Away Here

MP3 Download From a Table Away Here
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