Watch the Six Chickens online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Country Guitar 5: Lick Vocabulary

Six Chickens - Lick 29 is a video guitar lesson presented by Jason Loughlin and is sourced from 50 Country Masters Licks You MUST Know.


This is a classic chicken pickin lick that uses the interval of a 6th as a template. This lick is inspired by Jerry Reed's guitar playing. He uses this lick in the solo break to "The Claw". It can be found in a lot of players' solos, like Danny Gatton, Brent Mason, Vince Gill and Albert Lee, to name a few. Everyone uses this approach to playing 6ths. It starts by approching the bottom note of the interval chromatically from a whole step underneath. Pluck each note of the approach and then pop the high note of the interval with the middle finger. That's what gives you the chicken pickin sound.