Guitar Tutorial

Country Telecaster Virtuosity

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7 Videos | Length: 1hr 11min 45sec
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  • Long Gone Pt. 1 5:48

    Long Gone Pt. 1

    In this video, we are introduced to Telecaster virtuoso Ray Flacke by seeing a performance of Long Gone and some discussion of tuning and chords.

  • Long Gone Pt. 2 12:15

    Long Gone Pt. 2

    The discussion continues with topics such as pick choice, right hand finger picking, and fast licks.

  • Double-Stop Me If You Can Pt. 1 8:08

    Double-Stop Me If You Can Pt. 1

    A new song performance is played and the discussion turns to double-stops and how to play them.

  • Double-Stop Me If You Can Pt. 2 12:43

    Double-Stop Me If You Can Pt. 2

    Here, Ray shows some finger exercises he likes and more techniques used in Double-Stop Me If You Can.

  • Shades of Blue Pt. 1 10:57

    Shades of Blue Pt. 1

    Things slow down a bit with a performance of Shades of Blue and techniques involving vibrato are shown.

  • Shades of Blue Pt. 2 7:25

    Shades of Blue Pt. 2

    The breakdown of Shades of Blue continue and Ray talks about tricks he uses to keep his technique more consistent.

  • Squeeze the Weasel 14:29

    Squeeze the Weasel

    A final performance is made with the song Squeeze the Weasel with a breakdown of the licks and a discussion of Ray's favorite amps.

Product Overview

In this Homespun video series, you’ll learn to play the electric guitar techniques that will add hot solos and powerful drive to any country or rock band! Ray Flacke teaches the mind-boggling licks that have made him highly sought-after for record dates, jingles and live gigs on the Nashville scene for more than thirty years.

You'll learn double-stops, pedal steel-like string bends, multiple hammer-ons and pull-offs, string damping, playing below the nut and other dazzling techniques.

A premier exponent of the use of flatpick-and-fingers, Ray clearly demonstrates how he produces his distinctive country pickin' sound along with his soulful soloing techniques.

You'll also learn four original instrumentals lick-by-lick, including the rocking Double-Stop Me If You Can, Long Gone, Squeeze The Weasel and the compelling, ballad-like Shades of Blue.

A band made up of top Nashville studio pickers accompanies Ray as he demonstrates each tune, imparting powerful playing ideas with each solo.

In addition, Ray lets you in on invaluable "tricks of the trade" secrets such as finger stretches, vibrato techniques, dynamic left and right hand exercises, his use of baby powder and Superglue, his equipment and other personal tips that add to his unique success.

Get your pickin’ rippin’ today!

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