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Monday, November 7, 2016

Country guitar, chord melodies etc.

It's been a while since I've last blogged. Love that word "blogged". I've been really busy playing which has been fantastic. I produced a soft seat theatre music production along with two of my musician friends Anna Jacyszyn (vocals) and Loni Moger (guitar). The production is called "Songs of the Southern Belles" and is a tribute to the female country stars of the 50's - 70's. Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Skeeter Davis, Connie Smith, Tammy Wynette, Kitty Wells etc were some of the singers we spotlighted. It was a lot of work but with the enormous help from Anna and Loni, we were able to put together a fantastic show. We are going to be touring it which will be a blast. Two singers which are Anna and Kinga Heming plus a four piece band with myself and Loni Moger on guitars plus bass and drums. We also had an MC who was Chris Walker from CBC and he did a fantastic job. We modelled the show after the Grand Ole Opry. Here is a TV interview for the show.

This show gave me the chance to play my telecasters for which I have 8 but also enabled me to really work on my country playing which I have been into for quite a while now. I know, "do I really need 8 telecasters?" but the answer is "of course".  Learning and practising Chicken Pickin' and pedal steel licks are so much much fun but they aren't easy to pull off which is a nice challenge.

Here are some shots from the show.

I will post some country guitar tips and videos soon.

In the video that I did today talks about how to start approaching a chord melody.

I give SKYPE lessons if you are interested in learning more about jazz harmony, improvising, chord melodies, recording tips and country approaches like chicken pickin' and pedal steel playing on guitar. Just email me a It's a great way to teach as the student doesn't have to live anywhere near you. You can also find me on Facebook.

That's all for now. Thanks for checking in.

1 comment:

  1. Country music is a good genre to play in any occasion. some might not appreciate it but a lot of good song was produced by a country singer.