Johnny Hiland – Chicken Pickin Guitar
Apr 02 2014
Meet one of Nashville’s true guitar stars as Johnny Hiland takes you through some key aspects of country playing. As well as chicken pickin’, he covers double-stops, pedal steel licks, pick-and-finger hybrid picking, banjo rolls and lots more. He’s also joined by Arlen Roth, Bill Holloman, and Shannon Ford for some truly memorable band segments.
Johnny’s a great player, evidenced by some of the great live playing that is captured in the studio on this disc. He’s also a really good teacher who takes the time to explain things and slow them down for you. His playing is well described on the video and in the booklet, which includes tab and standard notation. Johnny also talks a bit about his influences and gives them credit (Danny Gatton, Albert Lee). And this is not for stone cold beginners, If you can play pentatonic minor, blues scales you’ll be ok with some work. This video provides detailed instruction in an easy to use format. Not only does Johnny Hiland explain the material, he plays through each lick slowly and the licks can be slowed down to half speed while retaining the proper pitch. The material he provides is practical and usable for the average guitarist. As a bonus, there are three live performances where Johnny Hiland shows off his virtuosity.
Running time: 80 mins
Video: MPEG2 720×480 7020 kbps 29.97 fps Aspect ratio: 4:3
Audio: AC3 224 kpbs
Booklet: Yes (PDF) + Audio
Size: 4.1 Gb