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Honky Tonk Guitar Essentials - Music Score and Tablature

By Terry Downs

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Guitar, Guitar Tab - Digital Download
Composed by Terry Downs. Country. 37 pages. Published by Terry Downs (S0.134987).

Item Number: S0.134987

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"Honky-Tonk Guitar Essentials” is a compilation of guitar solos and intros that represent the very basic toolbox of the country guitarist. Terry describes some open string basics, the blues scale, and steel guitar licks. These methods are then directly applied to these classic songs. "Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink" is the featured song, which includes 528 notes of pure country twang. Terry Downs has taken a new approach to guitar instruction. It uses a close-up bird’s-eye-view camera angle, just like you would see yourself play. The material is played full speed as a demo, then the bird’s-eye view is used when describing the notes in detail. This new bird’s-eye view approach was pioneered by Terry on "The Guitar Styles of Roy Nichols" video.

1. Introduction        

2. Open Note Solos

3. The Fireman - Demo

4. The Fireman - Instruction

5. Big City - Demo

6. Big City - Instruction

7. Steel Guitar Licks

8. The Whiskey Ain’t Workin' ­Demo

9. The Whiskey Ain’t Workin' – Instruction

10, Neon Moon - Demo

11. Neon Moon - Instruction

12. Swinging Doors – Demo

13. Swinging Doors - Instruction

14. Pop a Top - Demo

15. Pop a Top –instruction

16. Right or Wrong - Demo

17. Right or Wrong - Instruction

18. The Blues Scale

19. Stay & Drink Solo #1 - Demo

20. Stay & Drink Solo #1- Instruction21. Stay & Drink Solo 2 # - Demo

22, Stay & Drink Solo #2 - Instruction

23. Stay & Drink Solo #3 - Demo

24, Stay & Drink Solo #3 - Instruction

25. Workin' Man Blues (Capoed) - Demo

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