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Rockabilly, Carl Perkins Style Guitar Lesson – EP024

guitar lesson blog In this guitar lesson, I’ll break down this Carl Perkins inspired Rockabilly guitar solo into 2 parts. Rockabilly is sort of a hybrid between country twang and blues and can be a lot of fun to play. However, one of the challenges of playing this style of guitar is that it can be very fast. I mention in the video that I’m really not a very fast guitar picker (in the traditional sense), but I’ve managed to learn a few tricks that involve slides, pull-offs, and hammer-ons with the left hand that can definitely amplify your speed. This lesson is really geared towards an electric guitar, although you should be able to do most of it on an acoustic if that’s all you’ve got. Also, if you’re a beginner, don’t let this one run you off. I try to break these solos down in great detail so that even a beginner could pick most of it up and be able to do it. Enjoy!

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Rockabilly Guitar Lesson - Part 1

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    Posted by: bromberg on October 26, 2013

    where is the jam track?

  2. Posted by: Brian on October 26, 2013

    On this page, look over on the left hand side.

  3. Posted by: Brian on October 26, 2013

    You’ll need to scroll up and you’ll see what I’m talking about.

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    Posted by: toffen on October 26, 2013

    Hey Brian,
        I purchased your $5.00 membership a couple of months ago and also paid for the Lead Guitar course.
    When I saw that you were changing to a monthly subscription and including the Lead Guitar course, I thought “hey, I already paid for that, why should I now pay again”...
    Then I gave my head a shake and realized that it is lessons like this that I am paying for!
    I must say that I have tried all manner of Guitar instruction (believe me!), and Nobody offers the variety of lessons that you do, and NOBODY breaks them down as well as you do so that I can actually figure them out.
    I have Just happily signed up for a year as a Premium subscriber.
    Thanks so much, I’ve got a LOT of catching up to do and am looking forward to what you might come up with next!

  5. Posted by: rush51 on October 26, 2013

    Hate to be an echo, but toffen nailed it on his/her review, the variety of lessons you create is vast and the lesson break down is the best I’ve seen. I pick up so many stylistic methods in each lesson they’re more than make the seven bucks a month worth it for me…Thanks Brian.

  6. Posted by: Brian on October 27, 2013

    God bless Rick!  and Rush51 :)

  7. Posted by: fresnojohns on October 28, 2013

    Good guitar instruction is hard to come by. If it wasn’t for Brian, I would have never got back into playing guitar, or even got an interest in other stringed insturments. He breaks in down. I mean he breaks it down. Sure, some take some time, but when you get it, you get it.

    I have to tell you Brian, this Rockabilly lesson is killer. I really enjoy them all. And I enjoy all the help from everyone here too.

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    Posted by: Dr Anthony on November 2, 2013

    Great less in Part 1.  but I don’t understand how to find the Part 2 video.  I see the Part 2 video window below Part 1 ... but its just a black window.  Can you help guide me please ?

  9. Posted by: Brian on November 3, 2013

    Dr Anthony, did you click on the play button on the Part 2 video?

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    Posted by: Dr Anthony on November 4, 2013

    Brian, the Part 2 video is just a black rectangle.  No option to hit play.  Any ideas ?  Anthony

  11. Posted by: alex groundy on November 4, 2013

    Nice one Brian, Top class as always…

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    Posted by: sweeney679 on November 19, 2013

    Brian really good lesson but my problem is, timing for a lot of lessons I think what might help me is if you count out the timing during lesson. ie 1@2@3@4’. You would only have to do it once during each lesson.
    I don’t mean to be to much trouble but, I think it would help me to work lesson up to speed for b/track.
    Kind Regards

  13. Posted by: Brian on November 19, 2013

    Robbie, good advice - I will work that in!

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    Posted by: onemoretime on January 3, 2014

    Hi Brian your the best, i have waste so much time and $$$ guitar lessons it is not funny. I am a retired senior and love the way you go thru note for note - not that I am that kinda idiot but sometimes a particular phrase or notes I’d like to catch . However, there is a favour to ask if there are any chance you are able to post backings at maybe half speed or around 100bpm. I really enjoy your lessons.

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    Posted by: onemoretime on January 4, 2014

    oops I can slow it on my pc -sorry

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    Posted by: elviseckersley on February 24, 2014

    Brian. Just come across your site and am already a premium member..Where have you been..loving the bb king lessons keep up the good work old bean

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    Posted by: Hoyt on March 1, 2015

    - not that I am that kinda idiot but sometimes a particular phrase or notes I’d like to catch ??

    You shouldn’t use the word idiot it makes people like me feel like your calling us idiots because we don’t have the ear to pick out phrases or notes.

    Anyways Brian you do a great job with your teaching after finding your site I’ve pick the guitar back up after giving up 15 years ago…..Thanks Again

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    Posted by: Evergreen Music on April 1, 2015

    Hey dude, could u recommend a good perkins song that fits this? is it actually from a tune or just inspired by his playing…the cool G6 to F6 stuff seems to get in the way of alot of stuff..

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