Country music is extremely popular and country tab for guitar is one of the most sought-after types of learning materials for guitar players. There are lots of different techniques that you can use to play country guitar: fingerstyle techniques, chicken pickin’ and various mixes of guitar techniques are used to express the universal emotions that country artists sing about.
“Country Licks For Guitar” is a great way to get a deep understanding of country music and the guitar licks that country guitar players use. This book and CD set contains tab for guitar music by Scotty Moore, Albert Lee, Chet Atkins, James Burton and many more country legends. The licks are played at normal speed and at a slower speed to make learning easier. You learn theory, phrasing and different fingerings as well as the licks themselves. This set is more for the intermediate to advanced student than the beginner.
If you want more than just licks, “Country Guitar Bible” gives you tab for thirty-five classic country guitar songs. The contents include: Ain’t Goin’ Down (‘Til the Sun Comes Up), Big Time, Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain, Boot Scootin’ Boogie, Cannon Ball Rag, Friends in Low Places, I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry, Little Sister, My Baby Thinks He’s a Train, T-R-O-U-B-L-E and Wildwood Flower. If you are a beginner the arrangements might not be for you, but intermediate players should have no problems playing these great country tabs for guitar.
If you want a big collection of tab for country favorites, “CMT’s 100 Greatest Country Songs: Easy Guitar with Standard Notation and Tab” will probably do it for you. The CMT stands for Country Music Television, and although you might not agree with the selection of the greatest country songs, you will find a lot to interest you. Act Naturally, Always on My Mind, Amazed, Boot Scootin’ Boogie, A Boy Named Sue, Coal Miner’s Daughter, Crazy, The Devil Went down to Georgia, Folsom Prison Blues, Friends in Low Places, God Bless the U.S.A., Hey, Good Lookin’, I Hope You Dance, Okie from Muskogee, Stand by Your Man, Take Me Home, Country Roads, Tennessee Waltz, You Are My Sunshine are in this collection, along with many more.
This book gives the chord accompaniment to the songs for the guitar player who only wants to strum along to his or her singing. Any country guitar fan will want this book simply to have at their fingertips a huge range of old and new country songs.