This free country guitar lesson by Peter Vogl will teach you how to incorporate thirds into a country solo. We’ll learn chord specific version of these intervals and how to fit them into our lead guitar playing. Using Track 2 (Chick’n Pick’n in A) of the Let’s Jam! Country & Bluegrass as a backing track, we will practice these new concepts.
Using the first two strings, here are thirds in the key of A.
Here are thirds in the key of A using the 2nd & 3rd strings
We’re going to use these basic positions to play some licks. Let’s start with thirds played over a A major or A7 chord. In these examples, we will not stay strictly in the key of A, but use some chromatic licks.
Now we’ll take the same basic licks and apply them to a D chord starting with lick #7