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200 Country Licks

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Chapter 1: Introduction

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    Meet the Instructors (1:40)


Chapter 2: John Heussenstamm

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    Lick 001 - Capturing Country (1:22)


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    Lick 002 - Doublestop Shop (1:26)


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    Lick 003 - Sustained Bends (1:13)


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    Lick 004 - Smooth Slider (1:01)


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    Lick 005 - Major Resolve (1:12)


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    Lick 006 - Legato Sequence (1:06)


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    Lick 007 - Grin & Barre It (1:03)


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    Lick 008 - Close Intervals (1:25)


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    Lick 009 - Melodic Style (1:42)


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    Lick 010 - Twang It (1:06)


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    Lick 011 - Sweet Barres (1:15)


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    Lick 012 - Major Box (1:24)


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    Lick 013 - Twangy Ascent (1:19)


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    Lick 014 - Classic Country (1:07)


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    Lick 015 - Legato Ascent (1:24)


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    Lick 016 - Redneck Bliss (1:07)


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    Lick 017 - Country Blue (1:07)


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    Lick 018 - Country Delight (1:10)


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    Lick 019 - Sweet Sting (1:11)


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    Lick 020 - Country Rock (1:05)


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    Lick 021 - Droning Skipper (1:06)


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    Lick 022 - Two-Per-String (1:05)


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    Lick 023 - Pull-Off-Sequence (1:14)


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    Lick 024 - Bluegrassin' (1:00)


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    Lick 025 - On a Bender (1:08)


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    Lick 026 - Mixolodious (1:18)


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    Lick 027 - Doublestop Study (1:39)


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    Lick 028 - Chicken Pickin' (1:28)


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    Lick 029 - Moving 4ths (1:10)


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    Lick 030 - Southern Sustain (1:00)


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    Lick 031 - Blue Skies (1:10)


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    Lick 032 - Farm Fresh (1:21)


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    Lick 033 - Pedal Steel (1:26)


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    Lick 034 - Hillbilly Delight (1:20)


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    Lick 035 - Penta-Flow (1:02)


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    Lick 036 - Steelin' Secrets (0:53)


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    Lick 037 - Country Concepts (1:15)


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    Lick 038 - Bending Steel (1:08)


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    Lick 039 - Neck Jumper (1:06)


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    Lick 040 - Trad Country (1:19)


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    Lick 041 - Pull 'Em Off (1:13)


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    Lick 042 - Triadic Ascent (1:29)


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    Lick 043 - String Skippin' (1:13)


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    Lick 044 - Open Strangs (1:16)


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    Lick 045 - Banjo Roll (1:11)


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    Lick 046 - DYAD Peddler (1:27)


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    Lick 047 - Up the Mountain (1:29)


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    Lick 048 - Southern Surprise (1:04)


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    Lick 049 - Let Ring (0:43)


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    Lick 050 - Rollin' 3rds (1:03)


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    Lick 051 - Smooth Twang (1:10)


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    Lick 052 - Pull-Off Riff (1:24)


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    Lick 053 - String Hopper (1:17)


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    Lick 054 - Southern Blues (1:01)


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    Lick 055 - Wicket Bends (1:41)


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    Lick 056 - Country Ending (1:18)


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    Lick 057 - Pentatonic Burn (1:16)


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    Lick 058 - Hold Bends (1:05)


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    Lick 059 - Bright Bends (1:17)


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    Lick 060 - Country Turn (1:02)


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    Lick 061 - Pedal Bends (1:10)


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    Lick 062 - Sweet Corn (1:17)


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    Lick 063 - Sweet & Low (1:07)


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    Lick 064 - Open Descent (1:33)


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    Lick 065 - Open Cascade (1:15)


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    Lick 066 - Cornbread Blues (1:05)


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    Lick 067 - Double Pulls (1:16)


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    Lick 068 - Boss Hogg (1:05)


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    Lick 069 - Country 6ths (1:19)


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    Lick 070 - Unison Run (1:18)


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    Lick 071 - Blues Biscuits (1:15)


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    Lick 072 - Penta-Pulls (0:53)


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    Lick 073 - String Jukin' (0:55)


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    Lick 074 - Scalar Phrasing (0:56)


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    Lick 075 - It's All There (1:09)


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    Lick 076 - Hammer & Bend (1:03)


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    Lick 077 - Penta-Stops (1:13)


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    Lick 078 - Open the Box (1:09)


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    Lick 079 - Simply Tasty (0:52)


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    Lick 080 - Penta-Shifter (1:10)


Chapter 3: Josh Tovar

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    Lick 081 - Old School Chimer (1:27)


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    Lick 082 - Pedal Steelin' (1:29)


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    Lick 083 - Sweet Grass (1:12)


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    Lick 084 - Speedy Stops (1:08)


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    Lick 085 - Reed to Gatton (1:13)


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    Lick 086 - Pedal-Steel Banjo (1:12)


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    Lick 087 - Cluck Pluck (1:30)


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    Lick 088 - Doublestop (1:17)


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    Lick 089 - Pentatonic Descent (1:12)


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    Lick 090 - Waylon Tone (1:19)


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    Lick 091 - Steel Slidin' (1:07)


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    Lick 092 - Plentiful Pre-Bends (1:22)


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    Lick 093 - Arpeggiated Steel (1:15)


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    Lick 094 - Roy Nichols Style (0:48)


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    Lick 095 - Triplet Exercise (1:02)


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    Lick 096 - Steel-Bent Descent (0:55)


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    Lick 097 - Chet Scale (0:55)


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    Lick 098 - Biscuits & Gravy (1:03)


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    Lick 099 - Southern Swing (1:00)


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    Lick 100 - Honky Tonkin' (0:45)


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    Lick 101 - Tele Time (0:52)


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    Lick 102 - Funky Bends (1:05)


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    Lick 103 - Country Fresh (1:06)


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    Lick 104 - Southern Rock (0:50)


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    Lick 105 - Chicken Picker (1:09)


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    Lick 106 - Volume Swells (1:09)


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    Lick 107 - Walkin' Triplets (1:10)


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    Lick 108 - Hazzardous (0:58)


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    Lick 109 - Honky Classic (1:06)


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    Lick 110 - Country Creeper (1:14)


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    Lick 111 - Steel Emulator (1:10)


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    Lick 112 - Bluegrass Tele (1:02)


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    Lick 113 - Sweet Steel (1:19)


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    Lick 114 - Mountain Bends (1:00)


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    Lick 115 - Chromatic Triplets (1:21)


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    Lick 116 - Open-String Roll (1:03)


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    Lick 117 - Pedal-Steel Swing (0:57)


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    Lick 118 - Swingin' Arps (0:57)


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    Lick 119 - Fingerpickin' Good (1:40)


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    Lick 120 - Albert Lee Rolls (1:16)


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    Lick 121 - Steel Bends (1:23)


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    Lick 122 - Western Swing (1:21)


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    Lick 123 - Southern Staccato (1:39)


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    Lick 124 - Country Phrasing (1:21)


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    Lick 125 - Country Melody (1:35)


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    Lick 126 - I-IV-I Twang (1:02)


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    Lick 127 - Paisley Pickin' (0:55)


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    Lick 128 - Rollin' Through (1:32)


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    Lick 129 - Redneck Romp (1:10)


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    Lick 130 - Harmonized Bends (1:20)


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    Lick 131 - Pseudo Banjo (1:18)


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    Lick 132 - Atkins-Inspired (1:12)


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    Lick 133 - Chicken Delight (1:04)


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    Lick 134 - Pseudo Steel (1:26)


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    Lick 135 - Nashville Approved (1:12)


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    Lick 136 - Real Perty (1:01)


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    Lick 137 - Swingin' 6ths (1:06)


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    Lick 138 - Southern Grit (0:58)


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    Lick 139 - Redneck Blues (1:14)


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    Lick 140 - Country Crunch (1:02)


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    Lick 141 - Garland Sequence (1:11)


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    Lick 142 - Deep Country (1:02)


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    Lick 143 - Muskeg Blues (1:04)


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    Lick 144 - Drop D Swamp (1:15)


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    Lick 145 - Fat Country (1:07)


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    Lick 146 - Chromatic Country (1:04)


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    Lick 147 - Barnyard Bliss (1:09)


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    Lick 148 - Bob Wills Swing (1:32)


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    Lick 149 - Smooth I-IV (1:04)


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    Lick 150 - Country Theme (1:04)


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    Lick 151 - Doublestop Bends (1:04)


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    Lick 152 - Bluesy Country (1:04)


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    Lick 153 - Triad Outline (0:53)


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    Lick 154 - Jerry Reed Run (1:25)


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    Lick 155 - Bend Exercise (0:57)


Chapter 4: Chad Johnson

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    Lick 156 - Country Composite (1:12)


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    Lick 157 - Modal Country (1:25)


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    Lick 158 - Steel Simulator (1:31)


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    Lick 159 - Barnyard Bends (1:24)


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    Lick 160 - Bend Volley (1:00)


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    Lick 161 - That's All Folks! (0:59)


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    Lick 162 - Jazzy Country (1:15)


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    Lick 163 - Twang Time (1:25)


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    Lick 164 - Slippery Mixolydian (1:18)


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    Lick 165 - Swingin' West (1:14)


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    Lick 166 - Climbing 3rds (0:59)


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    Lick 167 - Arpin' Dominant (1:04)


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    Lick 168 - Western Twang (1:19)


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    Lick 169 - Syncopated Swing (1:02)


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    Lick 170 - Southern Tart (1:27)


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    Lick 171 - Transposing Lick (1:06)


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    Lick 172 - Y'all Come Back (1:07)


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    Lick 173 - 3-Position Line (1:18)


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    Lick 174 - Doublestop & Pop (0:55)


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    Lick 175 - Sus4 Sass (1:05)


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    Lick 176 - Strang Bendin'! (1:15)


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    Lick 177 - Behind the Nut (1:22)


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    Lick 178 - Pretzel Bend (1:24)


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    Lick 179 - Great Wide Open (1:00)


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    Lick 180 - Pedal-Steel Precision (1:11)


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    Lick 181 - Authentic Steel (1:12)


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    Lick 182 - Hybrid Exercise (1:23)


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    Lick 183 - Tele Twang (0:58)


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    Lick 184 - Hybrid Sequence (1:18)


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    Lick 185 - Redneckin' (1:04)


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    Lick 186 - Half-Steppin' (1:06)


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    Lick 187 - Falling 3rds (1:08)


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    Lick 188 - Scoopin' (1:10)


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    Lick 189 - Country Harp (1:22)


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    Lick 190 - Stop-Time Lick (1:16)


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    Lick 191 - Tricky Bends (1:27)


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    Lick 192 - Hybrid Composite (1:21)


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    Lick 193 - Composite Cascade (1:25)


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    Lick 194 - Legato Line (1:09)


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    Lick 195 - Open Country (0:58)


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    Lick 196 - Southern Funk (1:37)


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    Lick 197 - I-bVII-IV-I (1:37)


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    Lick 198 - Country Turnaround (1:10)


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    Lick 199 - Classic Intro (1:14)


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    Lick 200 - Pedal Steel ii-V-I (1:04)


At over 4 hours long, this fantastic collection of guitar videos feature country lead lines, phrases, and riffs thoughtfully presented by pro guitarists John Heussenstamm, Josh Tovar, and Chad Johnson. Each and every authentic lick includes a walk-through explanation and note-for-note, on-screen tab. Normal and slow-speed performance demos are included to really help viewers master the licks. Get your Country on now!


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John Heussensstamm is an American guitarist and music educator. He is credited, early in his career, as being the original lead guitarist in the Surf Punks, touring with the Deniece Williams Band in 1977, and being a band member of Innocent Bystanders. He is the author of Guitar Workout, a book published by Hal Leonard Corporation in 2010. He is featured as an author and guitarist in The Gold Mine Series, as a coauthor with Chad Johnson in 100 Blues Lessons and with Paul Silbergleit in 100 Jazz Lessons. Heussenstamm was also a featured guitar instructor in three DVDs published by Hal Leonard: 200 Blues Licks, 200 Jazz Licks and 200 Country Licks.

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    A Blues Guitar Licks Goldmine awaits in this incredible blues video tutorial collection! Jam-packed with tasty lead lines, phrases, and riffs personally taught to you by professional guitarists, you’ll be playing the blues like a pro after watching.

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    200 Country Licks

    At over 4 hours long, this fantastic collection of guitar videos feature country lead lines, phrases, and riffs thoughtfully presented by pro guitarists John Heussenstamm, Josh Tovar, and Chad Johnson. Each and every authentic lick includes a walk-through explanation and note-for-note, on-screen tab. Normal and slow-speed performance demos are included to really help viewers master the licks. Get your Country on now!

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