Watch the Nashville Hammer online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Country Guitar 7: Style Variations

Nashville Hammer - Performance is a video guitar lesson presented by Muriel Anderson and is sourced from Essentials: Chet Atkins Style.


This easy tune is based on Merle Travis' famous "Nine Pound Hammer" and has techniques also used in "Nashtownville" by Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed. It has a more detached feel than the last tune, and uses block chords played together with an alternating bass.

This is a great one to play with a bouncy alternating bass. If you feel you need more work with falling into the groove and keeping the bass alternating consistently, there are lots of exercises like this in my 1-2-3 Fingerstyle course.