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

For this ballad, I've changed my tone a little bit, added a longer delay so that it has a nice tail to it and just a touch of dirt to it to fatten the notes up. Even on a country ballad you can get away with doing that.

I want to pay specific attention here to my choice of licks and how I moved about the fretboard using scale patterns that made sense and fit more to a melody. Let's dive in.