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Smokin' Country Guitar

Smokin' Country Guitar

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Smokin' Country Guitar

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Finally, a hot player who knows how to teach!  Todd is a red hot country chicken picking' ace & former instructor at the Guitar Institute of Technology.  This video opens with a blazing instrumental performance from Todd's Austin Texas based trio.  You'll soon see why Todd has been profiled in Guitar Player, Guitar For the Practicing Musician, & Guitar World magazines & has played with some of the best bands in Texas & California.

The material is broken into 5 sections:
• Essential music theory
• Using triad shapes as a template for improvising solos
• Secrets to refining your technique
• Analysis of one of Todd's original tunes (several variations).
• Radio Riffs: this section is a beautifully crafted collection of the most up-to-date licks from top country hit songs, including those hard to fugue out licks from Brent Mason & Dan Huff.  Each lick is taught individually, then combined into a hot tasteful solo.  Comes with Tablature.


"A versatile player with a strong knowledge of Top-40, jazz, country and classical idioms."—Mike Varney, Guitar Player Magazine

"Anyone who's ever wanted to play hot country solos like Nashville studio aces such as Brent Mason will want to check out Smokin' Country Guitar immediately. Todd Barth, an Austin-based guitarist who formerly taught at the Guitar Institute of Technology, is the perfect instructor. Not only is he a blazing player, but he capable of clearly explaining the method behind the manic solos. Barth begins by explaining the music theory necessary to fully grasp this soloing style, then he breaks down his system of using triadic shapes as a building block for improvising solos. He also spends some time on developing the proper technique, and he breaks down an original instrumental measure by measure. The real meat of the video is in the "Radio Riff" segment in which Barth strings together several cool licks and explains how they relate to the chord progressions. Almost as valuable as the video is the accompanying booklet, which has tablature and several pages of Barth's observations on what it takes to make it as a country guitarist."—Jim Catalano, The Music Press

"A country virtuoso with a killer pickin' technique & licks to spare. Fans of Danny Gatton, Albert Lee and the like will not be able to resist this Texas native's consummate country style."—Notes on Call, Guitar Player/Guitar World/Guitar for the Practicing Musician

"A strong country player who really stretches the boundaries of the style. Very impressive picking technique."—Sound Page Review, Guitar Player

"A supreme Tele player. Todd is as smooth as silk...his music will get you slappin' your sides and twisting your ears."—John Stix, Guitar For The Practicing Musician

"An awe inspiring guitarist. Todd Barth is to country music what Eddie Van Halen is to rock 'n roll!" —Geri Robalik-Fitchett, The Double Eagle

"Definitely check out Todd Barth's excellent guitar playing. He is one of my favorite country guitar pickers." Eric Johnson

Customer Compliments

"I would like to thank you for the Smokin Country Guitar Video. It has been very helpful. ever since I bought it I've learned a lot. Hisw instructions are easier to follow & the tab is easy to read." Felipe Reyes

"Just wanted to say your video has been great, purchased it approx. a month ago, and am into solo #4...I'm 39, and hadn't played for almost 20 years.. I started listening to country, in 93, and really loved the heavy bass notes ala: Alan Jackson, Clint Black, etc...I purchased a "mexican" strat, back in August to see if I'd stick with it, and have been practicing about 20-25 hours a week... Your video is really helping things move along, much quicker. The triad shapes make sense, and are well presented. And the double video shot, showing both hands really helped me make the progression to combination picking.. I'd never really fingerpicked before, much less combination pick... Also the way you break the solos into their natural parts, and talk about each piece individually is great! I'd be interested in any other instructional material you have available." Sincerely, Keith Pettersen

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