Watch the Modern Country Techniques online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Country Guitar 4: Rhythm Approaches

Modern Country Techniques - Concept 10 is a video guitar lesson presented by Johnny Hiland and is sourced 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.