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Steve Wariner - My Instructional Tribute to Chet Atkins

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  • Leaving Luttrell Pt. 1 15:56

    Leaving Luttrell Pt. 1

    In this video we are introduced to Steve Wariner as he plays the song Leaving Luttrell and we start to learn how to play the song in the style of Chet Atkins.

  • Leaving Luttrell Pt. 2 17:30

    Leaving Luttrell Pt. 2

    Steve continues his breakdown of the song as well as showing us his Chet Atkins model Gretsch guitar.

  • John Henry 15:18

    John Henry

    Here, Steve shows us how to play the traditional song John Henry.

  • Reeding Out Loud Pt. 1 10:59

    Reeding Out Loud Pt. 1

    In this video we are shown a song written by Steve in the style of when Jerry Reed collaborated with Chet and have a look at Steve's Kirk Sand guitar.

  • Reeding Out Loud Pt. 2 9:06

    Reeding Out Loud Pt. 2

    A breakdown of the bridge part is shown and a slower rendition is played to see all of the nuances to learn.

  • I'm Already Taken 4:58

    I'm Already Taken

    Steve goes over the first song he recorded with Chet as the producer.

  • Holes In the Floor of Heaven 6:20

    Holes In the Floor of Heaven

    Here, Steve shows us how to play one of his slower fingerpicking hits.

  • Two Teardrops 6:43

    Two Teardrops

    And for the final video, Steve shows us a song he co-wrote with Bill Anderson.

Product Overview


The legendary Chet Atkins conferred the initials "c.g.p." (Certified Guitar Picker) on only four players. One of those to be so honored was his close friend and picking buddy, Steve Wariner.

On this richly detailed lesson, the multiple GRAMMY-winning country music star pays heartfelt tribute to his mentor. He teaches ear-catching original compositions and finger-challenging arrangements that incorporate trademark elements of Chet's unique style and technique.

Steve also explores the Merle Travis/Chet Atkins thumb-picking style in Leavin' Luttrell and John Henry, teaches a swinging tribute to Jerry Reed (a close friend to both him and Chet) in Reeding Out Loud, and imparts the beauty and sensitivity of Chet-inspired arrangements for his hit songs I'm Already Taken, Holes in the Floor of Heaven and Two Teardrops.

Steve Wariner's historical insights, his intimate knowledge of the secrets of Chet's picking techniques, and his own impeccable playing, make this lesson a treat for any fingerstyle guitarist who's looking for new sounds and directions.

It’s finger-pickin’ good!


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