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Brent Mason – Nashville Chops

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    Introduction & Tuning

    Brent Mason welcomes you to the series and shows his guitar tuning.

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    Telecaster Picking (example 1)

    In this video, Brent shows off some Telecaster picking.

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    Chickin' Pickin' (example 2)

    Brent demonastrates chicken' pickin'.

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    Open Strings (examples examples 3-4)

    See how to play open strings.

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    Hammer-On & Offs (example 5)

    In this video, Brent shows Hammer-On & Offs.

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    G Chords, Triads, & Triplets (examples 6-10)

    Brent talks about and shows G Chords, Triads, and Triplets.

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    Jerry Reed (examples 11-12)

    Brent shows some Jerry Reed style playing.

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    Roy Nichols (example 13)

    Brent talks about Roy Nichols.

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    "Guitar Thinker Solo" (examples 14-19)

    In this video, Brent demonstrates the "Guitar Thinker Solo".

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    Bends (examples 20-22)

    Brent talks about bends.

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    Brent Mason's Guitar

    Brent shows off his guitar.

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    Don Rich (examples 23-24)

    Brent demonstrates Don Rich style playing.

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    Harmonics (examples 25-27)

    In this video, Brent talks about harmonics.

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    Studio Work & Equipment

    Brent talks about his studio work and equipment.

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    Band Performance

    The band plays a song.

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    Jazz & Western Swing (examples 28-31)

    Brent talks about and shows some Jazz & Western Swing.

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    Johnny Gimble (examples 32-37)

    Brent demonstrates Johnny Gimble style playing.

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    Brent Mason's Style, Conclusion, & Solo

    Brent talks about his style and signs off.

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In this video tutorial and lesson 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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Brent Mason is a Nashville recording studio guitarist and songwriter performing primarily country music. Guitar World Magazine listed him as one of the "Top Ten Session Guitarists of All Time". Discovered and mentored by Chet Atkins, Mason has been named "Guitarist of the Year" 12 times by the Academy of Country Music and was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 2019. In addition to releasing two instrumental studio albums, he holds several credits as a songwriter. He is a Grammy Award winner (2008) and a two-time winner of the CMA Award Musician of the Year.

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    Brent Mason – Nashville Chops

    In this video tutorial and lesson 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.

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