How To Create A Complete Country Solo From One Simple Lick

It's all very well knowing a bunch of flashy licks, but the best players are the ones who can deploy those licks and ideas in a musical way, developing them and adapting them to chord changes. So that's the kind of thing I'm attempting to show you with this lesson. I take one stock country phrase and play around with that idea over the course of a typical country progression. Here's what it looks like written out. I strongly recommend you follow the suggested picking markings if you want to get this flowing properly. PDF here.

And here's a quickly put together backing track that I play over at the start of the video. Use it to practice the solo and also to invent and improvise some similar ideas of your own.