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Brent Mason - Nashville Chops & Western Swing Guitar

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12 Videos | Length: 1hr 12min 21sec
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  • Intro & Tuning 4:01

    Intro & Tuning

    In this first video, Brent Mason plays an intro jam and tunes up his guitar.

  • Telecaster Pickin' 8:01

    Telecaster Pickin'

    Brent demonstrates some telecaster picking.

  • Triads & Triplets 2:52

    Triads & Triplets

    Brent discusses playing triads and triplets.

  • Jerry Reed & Roy Nichols Influence 3:37

    Jerry Reed & Roy Nichols Influence

    In this video, Brent talks two influences on his guitar playing.

  • Brent's Bounce & Open-String Scale Licks 7:15

    Brent's Bounce & Open-String Scale Licks

    Brent shows some open-string scale licks and his "bounce" style.

  • The Don Rich Lick 2:46

    The Don Rich Lick

    In this video, Brent shares a lick in the style of Don Rich.

  • Harmonics 5:46

    Harmonics

    Brent discusses harmonics.

  • Western Swing 8:33

    Western Swing

    Brent shows some western swing style playing.

  • Jazz Lead Lines Using Arpeggio-Based Scales 4:39

    Jazz Lead Lines Using Arpeggio-Based Scales

    In this video, Brent shares some jazz lead lines while using arpeggio-based scales.

  • Hank Garland & George Benson 6:56

    Hank Garland & George Benson

    Brent talks about the influence the playing styles of Hank Garland and George Benson had on him.

  • Bonus Content: Custom Telecaster 6:57

    Bonus Content: Custom Telecaster

    In this first bonus video, Brent talks about his custom telecaster guitar.

  • Bonus Content: Studio Session Gear 10:58

    Bonus Content: Studio Session Gear

    Brent shows the gear he uses in studio sessions.

Product Overview


In this remastered and enhanced Hotlicks video series, one of Nashville's leading session guitarists Brent Mason takes you through a dazzling array of the techniques and styles. Brent teaches you how he approaches chicken pickin', rhythm and lead guitar, and the Jerry Reed style.

You'll also learn how to play unique bends, classic double stops, banjo-style licks, the claw style, drop D licks, and dozens more! All are demonstrated and clearly explained by Brent.

This is truly a feature-packed master class for any fan of country guitar!


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