Watch the Outrun The Train online guitar lesson by Ladd Smith from Modern Nashville Guitar
In this breakdown of the intro to "Outrun The Train", I talk a little about my Albert Lee influence, the importance of 'Hybrid Picking'- using all of my fingers on my right hand with the flat pick or with a thumb pick. Many of us in the 'fingerstyle' world of playing took after Mr. Chet Atkins and use false fingernails put on by a manicurist or nail technician because we put our fingernails through such abuse plucking the strings. I do not like my nails very long and often times I don't like dealing with constantly filing down and reshaping the fake nails (although they really do sound cleaner and brighter) so I've found that I can take a Biotin vitamin supplement and it really strengthens my nails, like tremendously strengthens them without making them brittle. The 'Hybrid Picking' & 'Banjo Rolls' are so important to get into if you're going to move into the Country Tele world. It's something that I recommend spending as much time on as possible if you're not familiar with this style of playing. Also I mention how playing in a three-piece band situation forces you to do more 'chord leads', so if you're doing an up-tempo song, this can be done in the form of 'double or triple stops'. There are a lot of pull-offs here with 'ghost-notes' before nearly every dual note phrase. I also stress 'thinking with your ears' and being a team player in the studio or on stage.