Learn to play the electric guitar techniques that will add hot solos and powerful drive to any country or rock band! On this thrilling DVD, Ray Flacke teaches the mind-boggling licks that have made him highly sought-after for record dates, jingles and live gigs on the Nashville scene for more than thirty years.
You'll learn double-stops, pedal steel-like string bends, multiple hammer-ons and pull-offs, string damping, playing below the nut and other dazzling techniques. A premier exponent of the use of flatpick-and-fingers, Ray clearly demonstrates how he produces his distinctive country pickin' sound along with his soulful soloing techniques.
You'll learn four original instrumentals lick-by-lick, including the rocking Double-Stop Me If You Can, Long Gone, Squeeze The Weasel
and the compelling, ballad-like Shades of Blue
. A band made up of top Nashville studio pickers accompanies Ray as he demonstrates each tune, imparting powerful playing ideas with each solo.
In addition, Ray lets you in on invaluable "tricks of the trade:" finger stretches, vibrato techniques, dynamic left- and right-hand exercises, his use of baby powder and Superglue, his equipment and other personal tips that add to his unique success.
"Country Telecaster Virtuosity gives Ray Flacke, one of country's most interesting stylists, a fine platform for disseminating 90 minutes worth of insight into his playing style. A picker's picker -- he's worked with Ricky Skaggs and Marty Stuart, among others -- Flacke is also an experienced clinician, which allows him to explain his finger-twisting licks articulately. This lesson isn't for beginners, but almost any guitarist should find something worthwhile in Ray's playing." -- Country Guitar
"A master class for the picker interested in learning the technical hot licks that have made Flacke a widely respected session picker." -- Country Music