6 Free Rockabilly Guitar Lessons

6 Free Rockabilly Guitar Lessons

These 6 free guitar lessons are from Jason Loughlin’s 1-2-3 Rockabilly, where intermediate players will be well served by Jason’s intuitive hands-on curriculum designed to introduce the student to the specific right and left-hand techniques, rhythmic feels and harmonic considerations required to play both rhythm and lead Rockabilly guitar.

1-2-3 Rockabilly is organized into three hands-on sections designed to get you up and running quickly: Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar and Repertoire.

1-2-3 Rockabilly Guitar Lesson #8: 6th String Approach

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The 6th string approach means we are starting with our root on the 6th string and trying to stay in position for the IV and V chords. So instead of jumping around on one string I’m going to look for the IV chord on the 5th string. It’s super simple to find. Let’s stay in the key of G. So the root of my I chord is G third fret of the 6th string. The IV chord is directly underneath on the third fret of the 5th string. The V chord is always a whole step higher. So my V chord will be on the fifth fret of the 5th string.

1-2-3 Rockabilly Guitar Lesson #14: Boogie

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A boogie is style of blues piano that originated in Marshall, Texas in the 1930’s. It was hugely popular and had a great influence on hillbilly music. The Delmore Brothers and Johnny Barfield were among some of the first hillbilly acts to embrace the boogie. Tunes like “Hillbilly Boogie” and “Freight Train Boogie” were some of the first tunes to marry boogie music with country music. Roy Milton’s “Milton”s Boogie” was also influential and lays down a bass line that was a template for many great rockabilly tunes. I’ll teach you this classic and surprisingly simple boogie line.

1-2-3 Rockabilly Guitar Lesson #19: Travis Picking

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Now let’s Travis pick our way through the I, IV, V progression.

1-2-3 Rockabilly Guitar Lesson #31: Swing Solo

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Now let’s string these all together to form a swinging rockabilly solo over our I, IV, V progression.

1-2-3 Rockabilly Guitar Lesson #48: Anything You Do

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Now let’s solo over “Anything You Do”. We will solo in this order: swing solo, double stop solo, blues solo and then I leave it up to you to pick whatever licks you want to play.

1-2-3 Rockabilly Guitar Lesson #57: Hot Rod

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Now we’ll solo over “Hot Rod”. We will solo in this order: swing solo, double stop solo, blues solo and then I leave it up to you to pick whatever licks you want to play.

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