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Steve Wariner - My Instructional Tribute to Chet Atkins

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    Tutorial 1

    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.

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    Tutorial 2

    Leaving Luttrell Pt. 2


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

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    Tutorial 3

    John Henry


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

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    Tutorial 4

    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.

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    Tutorial 5

    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.

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    Tutorial 6

    I'm Already Taken


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

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    Tutorial 7

    Holes In the Floor of Heaven


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

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    Tutorial 8

    Two Teardrops


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

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!

Submitted 6 months ago

Very nice and helpful!

Good camera work for really showing what's being played.

Steven Noel "Steve" Wariner (born December 25, 1954) is an American country music singer, songwriter and guitarist. He has released eighteen studio albums, including six on MCA Records, and three each on RCA Records, Arista Records and Capitol Records. He has also charted more than fifty singles on the Billboard country singles charts, including ten Number One hits: "All Roads Lead to You", "Some Fools Never Learn", "You Can Dream of Me", "Life's Highway", "Small Town Girl", "The Weekend", "Lynda", "Where Did I Go Wrong", and "I Got Dreams", and "What If I Said", a duet with Anita Cochran from her album Back to You. Three of his studio albums have been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America for shipping 500,000 copies in the United States. In addition to writing or co-writing most of his own songs, Wariner holds several writing credits for other artists, including Number One hits for Clint Black and Garth Brooks, as well as singles for Bryan White and Keith Urban. Other artists with whom he has worked include Nicolette Larson, Glen Campbell, Mark O'Connor, Asleep at the Wheel and Brad Paisley. Wariner has also won four Grammy Awards: one for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals, and three for Best Country Instrumental, the most recent in 2010 for "Producer's Medley" from the album Steve Wariner, c.g.p., My Tribute to Chet Atkins. Steve Wariner was one of only five guitar players in the world to be given the "Certified Guitar Player" (CGP) award by Chet Atkins (six including Atkins himself, the others being: John Knowles (guitarist), Marcel Dadi, Jerry Reed, and Tommy Emmanuel). Wariner became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1996. He was inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville in 2008, and the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame in 2011.

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Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very nice and helpful! Good camera work for really showing what's being played.
Date published: 2017-09-10