Watch the Ten Gallon Guitar: Intros, Outros, & Turnarounds online guitar lesson by Johnny Hiland from Ten Gallon Guitar: Intros, Outros & Turnarounds

Hi everybody, I'm Johnny Hiland, and welcome to the Intros, Outros & Turnarounds edition of Ten Gallon Guitar. Say you're the lead guitar player in the honky tonk, and a singer decides to jump up on the stage who you've never met before, and he decides to pull out a song that you've never played before. You're scared to death, and all of a sudden, the drummer starts calling out all these number to you, and starts counting the song in. What do you do? Well, as the lead guitar player, you're expected to know all the numbers in the progression, and right on the spot, you're expected to lead the song and the singer in with no effort at all - just rippin' it while you're doing it.

In this course, I'm going to show you a real simple way to figure out the Nashville number system, we're going to cover a lot of intros, outros, and turnarounds that I love to use, and I'll also show you how to figure them out on your own with total ease and comfort. Throughout this course, we'll be using ten different jam tracks that I created specifically for this purpose that cover everything from country train beats to Western swing, and yes folks, even "bro country". They'll feature different progressions, feels, and beats. Each performance in the course will be broken down in detail for you, and you'll get standard tab and notation with each one. And, you can slow down and loop each section as you need. Before we get started, I'd like to send a special thank you out to Kyle Jones, Dallan Beck, and Jim Lightman for their hard work in assisting me in getting the band tracks prepared for this course. So, grab your guitar and let's get to pickin'!