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The Amazing Guitar Solos Of James Burton

The Early Years From 1957 - 1963

4.9 / 5.0
349 students2 hours 31 minutes

Created by Randy Richter, offered on Udemy

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In this course I will show you how to play the guitar solos of 10 songs James Burton played on in the early years of his career. You will learn songs by Dale Hawkins, Bob Luman and Ricky Nelson. We'll dive deep into the techniques James Burton used like hybrid picking, bendings and slides. I will also show you two songs from start to finish, Suzie Q and Jumping With The Shadows. The course features the following songs:

  1. Travelin' Man - Ricky Nelson

  2. Whenever You're Ready - Bob Luman

  3. String Along - Rick Nelson

  4. Wild Eyed Woman - Bob Luman

  5. Suzie Q - Dale Hawkins

  6. Believe What You Say - Ricky Nelson

  7. This Is The Night - Bob Luman

  8. Hello Mary Lou - Ricky Nelson

  9. Fools Rush In - Ricky Nelson

  10. Jumping With The Shadows - The Shadows

I'll teach you how to play the solo parts, but I'll also show you the chords of the more unusual chord progressions.
I've included the tabs in Guitar Pro and PDF format for every song. Furthermore the guys at Lightning Recorders in Berlin recorded highly authentic jam tracks in four different tempos to make this learning experience even more exciting.

There are some easy parts in this course, but most  of the lectures are geared toward the intermediate to advanced guitar player.

What you will learn

  • The guitar solos of 10 James Burton solos note for note
  • Guitar techniques like hybrid picking, bendings and slides
  • Some James Burton Trivia and History


  • Be able to read guitar tabs
  • Be comfortable with playing basic chords and intermediate solos on the guitar
  • Tab reading software like Guitar Pro, TEF or TuxGuitar is a great help but no must
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  • Price: $39.99
  • Platform: Udemy
  • Language: English
  • 2 hours 31 minutes
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bestcourses score: 5.6/10

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