Learn a James Burton Chicken Pickin' Lick From Greg Koch

Posted by Michael Mueller on November 25, 2016 at 12:36 PM

James Burton played with everyone from Dale Hawkins to Ricky Nelson to the King himself, Elvis Presley. He was also one of the "chicken pickin'" pioneers, being among the first guitarists to put an unwound G string on his Tele so he could bend it every which way from Tuesday.

In this free lesson excerpt, instructor Greg Koch teaches a clucky Burton-style chicken pickin' lick that incorporates a common oblique bend. For more, see Greg's lesson James Burton Licks.

 

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