Watch the Outrun The Train online guitar lesson by Ladd Smith from Modern Nashville Guitar
I talk a bit about the origins of 'Outrun The Train' and about how we're playing a lot of notes out of the blues pentatonic scale in this style of playing. This first ascending hammer-on lick goes by really quick when you're playing at full speed and warrants a lot of practice to get clean and precise with it. Then there's a big bend into the standard 'hammering on the third' lick, there's a cool lick with the 'behind-the-nut bend' on the G string into a mixing of Bluegrass and Blues with the forward banjo roll on the revamped blues lick. There are some pull-offs here on the high strings and lots of plucking several strings at the same time for really punchy descending banjo effects and double-stops.