How to accompany and strum with simple chord structures
How to join simple chord structures with little fills.
Cool rhythm grooves, a la Scotty Moore and James Burton.
Some Country licks a la Albert Lee and Jerry Donahue, for the brave.
Keeping time and recognizing keys
Simple Country solos
Some nice basic Bluegrass plectrum picking techniques.
Open string runs, melodic rolls and cross picking a la Chet Atkins
Crosspicking plectrum style and bends a la Clarence White
Some very tasty slide techniques on Dobro Guitar
Getting a good clean tone
All this means a great Country Players weekend.
This is not to say you will be playing all this by the time the weekend is over but you will be able to see how it is done then practise when you get home.
We get a mixture of abilities on the weekend but our tutors are used to dealing with this. If you are worried about being up to a Country Weekend then do a Strugglers Weekend first.