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Johnny Hiland – Chicken Pickin' Guitar

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8 Videos | Length: 1hr 16min 52sec
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  • Introduction & Tuning 6:57

    Introduction & Tuning

    Johnny Hiland welcomes you to the course and shows the tuning of his guitar.

  • Chicken Pickin' Rhythm (examples 1-6) 8:18

    Chicken Pickin' Rhythm (examples 1-6)

    Johnny gets right to it with some Chicken Pickin' rhythm.

  • Influences (examples 7-12) 12:26

    Influences (examples 7-12)

    In this video, Johnny talks about his playing influences.

  • Hi-Lo, Lo-Hi Pattern (examples 13-22) 8:00

    Hi-Lo, Lo-Hi Pattern (examples 13-22)

    Johnny plays some hi-lo and lo-hi patterns.

  • Performance 11:51


    Johnny and the band play a song.

  • Chicken Pickin' Solo Licks (examples 23-30) 12:33

    Chicken Pickin' Solo Licks (examples 23-30)

    In this video, Johnny show some steel guitar bending licks, string bends behind the nut, and some open string licks.

  • Gear 8:16


    Johnny shows off the gear he is using in the course.

  • End Performance 8:31

    End Performance

    Johnny and the band play one last song.

Product Overview

Hangout and take a lesson with one of Nashville's true guitar stars, Johnny Hiland! Johnny takes you through some key aspects of his country playing style and techniques including chicken pickin', double-stops, pedal steel licks, pick-and-finger hybrid picking, banjo rolls and lots more.

For even more fun, he's also joined by Arlen Roth, Bill Holloman, and Shannon Ford for some truly memorable band jam segments.

See why Johnny Hiland has been named in “Best of” lists in the guitar world including being named one of the “Top 5 Best Chicken Pickers” by Gibson.com, one of the “50 Fastest Guitarists of All Time” by Guitar World Magazine and, most recently, named one of the “Top 3 Country Guitarists” in the 2017 Vintage Guitar Magazine Readers Poll.

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