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Watch the Modern Country Techniques online guitar lesson by Johnny Hiland from Ten Gallon Guitar: Rhythm

Let's finish out the first section by looking at modern country and rock. When I think of these genres, I think of playing rhythm in a completely different way than we've looked at so far.

What I love about playing rhythm in these styles is using double stops to find new ways to play chords. For example, if we're playing a straight ahead rock, I'd look to double stops to change it up and get out of the standard way of playing rock rhythm. Keeping things neat and tight is key here, with the distortion doing most of the work to make the notes really growl.