A singer takes the stage with you at the country jam, turns to the band, calls out a tune and key, and then shouts out “11 45 62”. The drummer immediately starts to count the band in. Everyone seems to know what’s going on… except you. As the lead guitar player in the band, you’re not only expected to understand that those numbers represent the chord progression for the intro to the tune, you’re also expected to play a killer intro and lead the singer into the tune.
In this Intros Outros & Turnarounds Edition of Ten Gallon Guitar, Johnny Hiland will not only teach you that number system, he’ll also demonstrate some his go-to intros, turnarounds, and outros. Better yet, Johnny will show you how to create your own vocabulary of intros, turnarounds, and outros.
”Say you're the lead guitar player in the honky tonk, and a singer jumps up on the stage, calls out a song that you've never played before, along with a series of numbers. The drummer starts counting the song in. What do you do? As the lead guitar player, you're expected to immediately lead the singer into the song — just rippin' it while you're doing it. In this course, I’ll show you a really simple way to figure out the number system and I’ll also teach you some my favorite intros, outros, and turnarounds.”
You’ll learn intros, turnarounds, and outro parts for 10 live band tracks covering the most common country feels and progressions, in a variety of keys. For each of the 10 performances studies, Johnny will first explain the progression and demonstrate how it relates to the number system and share insight on how he would approach crafting the parts. Johnny will then perform those parts over a backing track and then guide you through a detailed breakdown.
You’ll learn intros, turnarounds, and outros for a working man blues in the key of A, a standard country feel in the key of G, a country shuffle in D, a ballad in the key of C, a bluesy country shuffle, a low down drop D tune, a rockabilly feel in the key of E, a laid-back swingin’ groove in A, a “Neon Moon” type tune in the key of G, and a modern country groove in A.
All of the key examples and performance studies are tabbed and notated for your practice, reference and study purposes. You’ll also get Guitar Pro files so that you can play, loop and/or slow down the tab and notation as you work through the lessons. Plus, Johnny includes all of the backing tracks for you to work with on your own.
Grab your guitar and let’s get our numbers straight and rippin’ with Johnny Hiland!