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Published on October 22nd, 2012 | by Sam

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19 Chicken Pickin’ Lessons

Chicken Pickin’ Lessons

Surfing YouTube to find lessons can be arduous and frustrating.  So, I did it for you!  Grab your tele and check out 19 of YouTube’s best Chicken Pickin’ Lessons here.  When you’re finished, make sure to check out my ebook, Chicken Pickin’ – Vocabulary of the Country Guitar Masters

John 5 Banjo Lick
Great, fast banjo style lick from an unlikely soure.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdyTw43NZCI&w=600]

 

Andy Aledort
Aledort may be uh…tired, but he’s a great player and gives a great overview of the style in this video.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TiRaZ9p_-w&w=600]

 

Steve Morse
Shredder Morse gives a demo and lesson from one of his 80s videos.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuXPBoTz2Oc&w=600]

 

Joe Dalton
From TrueFireTV (a great website by the way), Joe Dalton shows off some great licks and explains them.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlB7lHvVoms&w=600]

 

Ken Carlson
Ken is from Country Guitar Chops and demos a great lick here inspired by the steel guitar.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gO-uV5Qb5WU&w=600]

 

Redd Volkaert
Redd is one of my favorite country guitarists.  Here he talks about hybrid picking.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zy4MozGcWqA&w=600]

 

Doug Seven
Doug is a great chicken pickin’ teacher.  Check out his ‘trick’ here.

[youtube=http://youtu.be/HavXOVP-3BQ&w=600]

 

Albert Lee
Albert Lee has never been afraid to show his tricks-and really there should be a post of just his videos.  Here are a bunch to get you going.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlkVA0iRi6M&w=600]

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8RPjjpbZhA&w=600]

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOpfaWy17wY&w=600]

 

James Burton
Quite possibly the father of chicken pickin’ himself, check out James in his DVD.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sGm81S2xJY&w=600]

 

Dario Cortese
Dario is another great chicken pickin’ teacher and player.  He tackles one of Brent Mason’s great solos here.  He’s got a ton of other shorter videos on YouTube, so check him out!

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNWus9bvoqk&w=600]

 

Pedal Steel licks
I was amazed when I heard the beginning of this one.  Totally believable steel on guitar licks!

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9r5lH3VagA&w=600]

 

John Jorgenson
This guy is criminally overlooked, worth watching.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_ioqY3ojSY&w=600]

 

Jerry Donahue
Not a lesson, but a great close up view of some amazing chicken pickin’ on his version of “The Claw.”

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwMh5rg8xC4&w=600]

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwikgppk3MI&w=600]

 

Danny Gatton
He may be pompus, but he’s an absolute chicken pickin’ master.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zhulCDYBCQ&w=600]

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fBrcjMub_E&w=600]

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