Watch the Essentials: Country Soloing Styles online guitar lesson by Jason Loughlin from Essentials: Country Soloing Styles

Hi, I'm Jason Loughlin, and welcome to my Country Soloing edition of Essentials. Country music has many sub genres, each of which has its own distinct techniques, licks, guitar tones, effects, harmonic approaches, and rhythmic clich├ęs associated with it.

This course is designed to help you identify these sub genres, grasp the underlying concepts, and learn how to solo over these styles so that you can accurately capture the mood and honor the history of how guitarists have played over these styles in the past.

We'll be covering how to solo in 11 common country styles, from Western Swing and Bluegrass to Country Rock and Americana. I'll first play each solo for you and then I'll break it down note for note so that you can get it under your fingers. Everything is tabbed and notated, and you'll have the rhythm tracks to work with on your own. Grab your guitar, and let's get started!