Rockabilly Guitar - Lesson One

Jim Weider

Licks and Techniques of the Rock Pioneers

90-minute Video, Includes music + tab pdf file
With Levon Helm (drums), Rick Danko (bass) and Chris Zaloom (guitar)
  • Code:DLJIMRG21
  • Skill Level:Early Intermediate (3)

Rockabilly, the wild, freewheeling sound that united country music with rhythm and blues, ushered in the rock revolution. In this powerful lesson, the guitar licks and techniques of the great rockabilly artists who started it all are slowed down and brought up close for learning guitarists!

Jim Weider's encyclopedic knowledge of the early rockers and their instruments make this fascinating lesson a real winner! Playing on the original guitars and amps to perfectly capture the sounds of the '50s and early '60s, Jim teaches dozens of great licks, rhythm patterns, picking techniques, solos, scales and exercises. He includes helpful ideas for using the whammy bar, amp tremolo, Echoplex and other devices.

On the first of two lessons, you'll learn how to do the country fingerpicking that Scotty Moore played on those early Elvis hits, and how to get that twangy Duane Eddy sound. You'll see and hear the brilliant single-string work of Paul Burlison and how it influenced contemporary players like Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck.

To bring these great sounds up to date, the Band's Rick Danko and Levon Helm, along with guitarist Chris Zaloom, demonstrate the grooves and provide rhythm tracks for you to jam along with.


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