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The Best of Chet Atkins: A Step-by-Step Breakdown of the Styles and Techniques of the Father of Country Guitar (Guitar Signature Licks) Reviews

The Best of Chet Atkins: A Step-by-Step Breakdown of the Styles and Techniques of the Father of Country Guitar (Guitar Signature Licks)

  • Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation

(Signature Licks Guitar). Learn the trademark riffs and licks behind one of the most influential recording artists of all time and one of the founders of the Nashville sound. This book/CD pack features analysis and lessons for 12 Atkins hits along with a CD featuring full demos. Songs include: Blue Angel * Country Gentleman * Galloping on the Guitar * Mister Sandman * Yakety Axe * and more.

List Price: $ 22.95


Guitar of Chet Atkins

  • Chet Atkins

I can’t remember when I didn’t play the guitar. And I can’t remember when playing the guitar didn’t lift me up to seventh heaven or thereabouts. Sleeping and eating were never nearly as important to me, and up to the time I was twelve, there wasn’t a pretty girl within a hundred miles who looked half as good as my old guitar. Ever since I first heard guitar music, I knew I had to learn to create that sound — the sound that I thought was the most beautiful music in the world. I still think so. Chet Atkins

This DVD lesson is for intermediate and advanced fingerstyle guitarists. Chet performs and describes in detail, phrase by phrase, the playing of nine of his classic arrangements. An 80 page tab/music booklet is included.

Someone once asked me to estimate how many guitar lessons I’ve had in my lifetime, Chet has said. The answer is simple — none. There were no teachers in our neighborhood when I was learning. And if there had been I doubt whether they would have taught me with that shabby guitar of mine. But I kept a lookout for any stray ‘picker’ that wandered into town and if he knew any new runs I would learn them before he left.

You are fortunate — your teacher for this lesson is one of the foremost fingerstyle guitar masters in the history of the guitar. Have fun!

Titles include: Maybelle, Petite Waltz, Happy Again, Londonderry Aire, When You Wish Upon A Star, Young Thing, Bye Bye Blackbird, Mr. Bojangles and Lover Come Back

List Price: $ 29.95


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Chet Atkins: Certified Guitar Player

Chet Atkins: Certified Guitar Player

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(Book). The high standards set by Chet Atkins as a performer, recording artist, and record producer continue to inspire others. Complementing the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s exhibition Chet Atkins: Certified Guitar Player , this book honors one of America’s most influential musicians. To provide insight on the legend and his music, the Country Music Hall of Fame invited several experts to prepare essays, including Michael Cochran, Rich Kienzle, Walter Carter, and John W. Rumble. Chet only bestowed his degree of “Certified Guitar Player” on four other guitarists over the years: Tommy Emmanuel, John Knowles, Jerry Reed, and Steve Wariner. Reed passed away in 2008, but the other musicians have shared special memories of Chet in these pages. Chet Atkins: Certified Guitar Player is a heartening read of essays and reminiscences that provide a revealing picture of Chet Atkins and his extraordinary life.

List Price: $ 19.95


How Merle Haggard Changed the Course of Country Music

How Merle Haggard Changed the Course of Country Music
Their rough-and-tumble take offered what some people heralded as a more "authentic" country sound. (Asked to define "the Nashville sound," guitarist and producer Chet Atkins would reportedly jingle the change in his pockets and say, "That's what it is.
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Tim And Myles Thompson Perform At Charles And Myrtle's Saturday
With recent performances that include the Montreal Jazz Festival, Walnut Valley Festival, Sisters Folk Festival, Pagosa Folk 'N Bluegrass Festival, and the Chet Atkins Festival, they have polished their craft to a fine luster. The duo has opened for …
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Other Chet Atkins,The

Other Chet Atkins,The

Whilst he undoubtedly made his name as one of the best exponents of country music and an exceptional guitarist, Chet Atkins was still capable of throwing a surprise. None more so than this album, the Other Chet Atkins, in which he plays the Spanish acoustic guitar, and not one of the tracks was country. Instead there are twelve latin influenced gems, including Begin the Beguine and Delicado. Hallmark.

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Chet Atkins: Guitar Play-Along Volume 59 (Book/CD) (Hal Leonard Guitar Play-Along)

The Guitar Play-Along Series will help you play your favorite songs quickly and easily! Just follow the tab, listen to the CD to hear how the guitar should sound, and then play along using the separate backing tracks. The melody and lyrics are also included in the book in case you want to sing, or to simply help you follow along. The audio CD is playable on any CD player. For PC and Mac computer users, the CD is enhanced so you can adjust the recording to any tempo without changing pitch! This volume includes 8 songs: Country Gentleman * Dizzy Strings * Down Hill Drag * Galloping on the Guitar * Mr. Bojangles * Mister Sandman * Trambone * Yakety Axe.

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Saginaw pastors taking water, prayers to Flint Jan. 19

Saginaw pastors taking water, prayers to Flint Jan. 19
SAGINAW, MI — As the Flint water crisis continues, Pastor Chet Atkins of Gideon Christ Community Church in Saginaw and other area pastors are planning a trip to the city to distribute water to residents in need. The event is to take place at 2:30 p.m …

Watch and listen: The Hot at Nights' cover of Sylvan Esso's "Uncatena" is
Collecting the trio's reappraisals of familiar tunes by some of the area's more popular acts, including Bowerbirds and Delta Rae, Cool It suggests a jazz-rooted take on those Chet Atkins records of yore, when the guitarist would re-create the favorites …
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Country star Urban plans out 2016 tour while finishing CD
But he did reveal he's deep in the creative process and will start whittling down potential songs for the project. "Ideally, I like to record them and get them fully finished, if that's 17, 18, 20 songs. "When Chet Atkins and Owen Bradley were putting …
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Windy And Warm: Radio Broadcast

Windy And Warm: Radio Broadcast

TRACKLISTING: Autumn Leaves When You Wish Upon A Star El Condor Pasa (If I Could) Variations on a Mozart theme from The Magic Flute Windy And Warm Frog Kissin Medley: Back Home Again In Indiana I’ll See You In My Dreams Ma He’s Kissing Me Mr. Sandman Wildwood Flower Freight Train Snowbird Yakety Axe

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Neck and Neck

Two generations of guitarists merge on this cleverly-titled album, with former Dire Straits virtuoso Mark Knopfler taking time off from scoring movies to join Chet Atkins, one of the fathers of electric guitar pickin’. And there’s some mighty fine country pickin’ on display here, with the duo joined by some of Nashville’s all-time finest players, including the late, great Floyd Cramer, Mark O’Connor, Larry Londin, Vince Gill, and Steve Wariner. The material ranges from choice country covers (Doc Watson’s “Poor Boy Blues,” Patsy Cline’s “Sweet Dreams”) to rock ‘n’ roll (“Yakety Ax,” a take on Boots Randolph’s “Yakety Sax”), jazz (Django Reinhardt’s “Tears”), a Knopfler original, and even the old standard “I’ll See You in My Dreams.” It sounds like they had fun, too! –Bill Holdship

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Guestlisted Guitar: Lyle Brewer on the intersection of Chet Atkins & jazz

Guestlisted Guitar: Lyle Brewer on the intersection of Chet Atkins & jazz
Recently, I asked Ryan Montbleau about writing the riff to "Pacing Like Prince" — check out my feature on Friday about Montbleau's new album. He told me: "Oh, that was Lyle Brewer. He's a genius with that stuff." Yes he is. But Brewer is a genius with …
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Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell bring that 'just-right' feeling to the Keswick
Houston-born Crowell, 65, earned his chops with the help of country masters Jerry Reed and Chet Atkins. Reed taught Crowell "damn good guitar licks" and Atkins taught him how to "manipulate the recording console." He gives Harris a lot of credit …

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Henderson will be playing with Clay Lunsford, a thumb picker that Henderson compares with the legendary Chet Atkins. “I feel honored just to be playing with him,” Henderson said of Lunsford. “It seems like he's playing as hot as he ever did, and I don …
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Picking the right chord – Australian virtuoso guitarist Tommy Emmanuel
The late Chet Atkins told me: 'I have spent my whole life trying to unlock some of the mystery in this instrument, now it is over to you Tommy." Atkins remains Emmanuel's biggest influence and it has been that way ever since he wrote to the American …

Despite his accomplishments, Ricky Skaggs still looks forward to learning
Even though he's playing Chet Atkins style or Merle Travis style, when we do Louvin Brothers songs, he's taking solos. Then, when he and I do this old Jimmy Martin song called 'Oh What You Got,' he's doing some other things that just rock out. We're …
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There is a major event scheduled for Cobb County this coming week that does not involve the Atlanta Braves; pity-poor-me Muslims who can play the victim like Chet Atkins could play the guitar; foot-stomping hissy fits from the daily newspaper in …
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In Pop vs. Pops, an Orchestra Finds Balance to Maintain Its Relevance
Just as much as Arthur Fiedler conducted "Liebestraum" and "Jalousie," he mixed in Broadway and pop song selections, as well as created albums like, "Chet Atkins Picks on the Pops," and the famous "Saturday Night Fiedler" disco album, among many more.
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New Music for Old People: Joe Bonamassa, Chet Atkins, Lady Gaga, Leonard
This column is like the title says – its intention is to fill the gap for those of us who were satiated musically in the '60s and then searched desperately as we aged for music we could relate to and get the same buzz from nowadaze. iTunes was the …
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Les Paul with Chet Atkins Iridium N.Y.C. 1996

Les Paul with Chet Atkins Iridium N.Y.C. 1996

Les Paul with Chet Atkins Iridium Jazz club 5/27/96.
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