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The Legendary Guitar of James Burton

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12 Videos | Length: 43min 2sec
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  • Intro 4:20

    Intro

    In this first video, James Burton welcomes you to the course.

  • Hybrid Picking Technique 2:06

    Hybrid Picking Technique

    James discusses his hand picking technique.

  • Steel Guitar Licks 1:39

    Steel Guitar Licks

    James demonstrates some steel guitar licks.

  • 2:49

    "Echo Effect" Rhythm Technique

    In this video, James shares the echo effect rhythm technique.

  • Solos 4:22

    Solos

    James discusses and plays some solos.

  • Chicken Pickin' and Country Bends 3:56

    Chicken Pickin' and Country Bends

    Watch as James demonstrates the way he plays some chicken picken' and country bends.

  • Behind the Nut & Harmonics 2:17

    Behind the Nut & Harmonics

    James talks about playing behind the nut and harmonics.

  • String Bending & Drop D 8:36

    String Bending & Drop D

    James shares his thoughts and techniques for string bending and playing in drop D.

  • Cross-String Picking and Licks in E 3:44

    Cross-String Picking and Licks in E

    In this video, James discusses cross-string picking and plays some licks in E.

  • Elvis Sounds 2:35

    Elvis Sounds

    James talks about playing "Elvis" sounds.

  • Outro and Credits 4:23

    Outro and Credits

    James wraps up the course.

  • Bonus Content: Signature Fender Telecaster and Custom String Gauges 2:15

    Bonus Content: Signature Fender Telecaster and Custom String Gauges

    In this bonus video, James discusses his signature Fender Telecaster guitar and his string gauges.

Product Overview


James Burton is highly regarded in the industry with a roll call of famous names who have sought his contribution to their music: Randy Newman, Gram Parsons, and Emmylou Harris among them.

In this remastered and enhanced Hot Licks video series, James Burton covers vibrato, string bending, pick & finger techniques, solo construction, slides steel effects and his trademark “chicken pickin'” style.

The result is a unique insight into the skills and techniques of the man Elvis Presley called “one of the finest guitar players I have ever met.”

Check out James Burton today!


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