The Guitar Swamp

Description

"Chicken Pickin' Rock Guitar Tablature and Instruction"

This is a web site with pages and pages of text-based lessons and notes on playing, with a focus on country/country rock.

It has TABs and WAV files for a range of songs.

The contents at the time of this entry are:

Instruction

I. Tuning & Basics

* Basic Tuning Chart
* Guitar Fingerboard Chart
* How To Read Tab (Notation Symbols)

II. Chord Charts

* Basic Chord Chart
* Bar Chord Help Theory, Relative Minor
* Moveable Jazz Chords 1
* Moveable Jazz Chords 2
* Moveable Jazz Chords 3
* Moveable Jazz Chords 4
* Moveable Jazz Chords 5
* Moveable Jazz Chords 6
* Moveable Jazz Chords 7
* The Nashville Number System

III. Scales & Basic Theory

* Beginner's G Scale, Simple Intervals, 12 Bar Bass Line Progression
* Intervals
* Beginner's First Position Scales
* G Major Scales
* Three-finger G Major Scales
* G Pentatonic Scales
* A Blues Scale
* A Blues Scale Using Extra Notes
* Blues Played At First Position With Open Strings-Key: A,C,D,G,E
* Major/Minor Arpeggios (D Major)
* Major/Minor Arpeggios (A Major)
* A - Diminished Scale and Chords
* Modes: Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian, and Locrian
* Harmonics
* Chromatic Finger Exercises
* Triad Exercise
* Triad Exercise (Continued), Solo for Tears In Heaven
* Triad Exercises Using G Major Scale I
* Triad Exercises Using G Major Scale II
* Triad Exercises Using G Major Scale III
* Triad Exercises Using G Major Scale IV
* Chord Progressions and Scales - Song Examples Page 1
* Chord Progressions and Scales - Song Examples Page 2
* Chord Progressions and Scales - Song Examples Page 3
* Chord Progressions and Scales - Song Examples Page 4
* Chord Progressions and Scales - Song Examples Page 5
* Open Tunings: Blues Slide & Alternate David Wilcox Tunings

IV. Finger Picking

* Basic Patterns
* Finger Picking Patterns II

V. Guitar Tabs

* Wonderful Tonight (Eric Clapton), Pretty Woman (Roy Orbison), Norwegian Wood (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
* Blue Sky, Ramblin' Man (Richard Dickey Betts/Duane Allman - Allman Brothers)
* Blue Sky, Ramblin' Man - Continued (Richard Dickey Betts/Duane Allman - Allman Brothers)
* Guitars and Cadillacs (Dwight Yoakam/Pete Anderson - telecaster)
* Amy (Vince Gill/Pure Prairie League), Soul Man - Intro (Sam Moore/Sam & Dave)
* Stairway To Heaven (Jimmy Page - Led Zeppelin)
* Stairway To Heaven (Jimmy Page - Led Zeppelin - Solo's)
* Blackberry Blossom, Wildwood Flower (Clarence White, Tony Rice, Bluegrass)
* Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd) Steve Gaines, Ed King, Allen Collins, Gary Rossington
* I Know A Little (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
* Tears In Heaven (Eric Clapton)
* Purple Haze (Jimi Hendrix), Sweet Child Of Mine (Guns N' Roses)
* Ghost Riders In The Sky & Walk, Don't Run (Ventures) Surf Music
* Twist and Shout The Beatles (lead/solo break)
* Here Comes The Sun (George Harrison - The Beatles)
* MASH theme & Blues Finger Picking (Carl Perkins, Scotty Moore, Eddie Cochran, Johnny Cash, Gene Vincent, Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed) Rockabilly (Mississippi John Hurt style)
* Freight Train (Merle Travis/Chet Atkins/bluegrass), Carolina In My Mind (James Taylor), Fire and Rain (James Taylor), Cats In the Cradle (Harry Chapin)
* Operator (Jim Croce)
* Better Word For Love (Al Anderson), Wheels (The Beat Farmers - Chet Atkins style)
* Greensleeves, Wipe Out (Ventures) Surf Music
* Nine Pound Hammer (Blue grass, Merle Travis, Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed, Marty Stuart) Rockabilly
* Ain't Talking Bout Love (Eddie Van Halen), Dust In The Wind (Kansas)
* Johnny B Goode (Chuck Berry/Johnny Johnson), Driver 8 (R.E.M.) Peter Buck: Rickenbacker guitars: 360/Vox amps: AC30/TB (Top Boost)
* Workin' Man Blues (Merle Haggard/Roy Nichols) rockabilly pickin'
* Hawaii Five-0 (Ventures) Surf Music
* Pipeline - Ventures Surf Music
* Sleepwalk Santo & Johnny, Amos Garrett, Danny Gatton, Brian Setzer - Fender Telecasters/Gretsch 1958-1960 6120 Nashville/Chet Atkins, Fender Bassman Amp
* Creedence Clearwater Revival - John Fogerty: Green River, Proud Mary
* Lodi (CCR), Heart of Gold (Neil Young), Day Tripper (The Beatles), Peter Gun (Roy Buchanan), Rebel Rouser (Duane Eddy)
* Under The Boardwalk The Drifters (Artie Resnick/Kenny Young)
* A Pirate Looks At 40 Jimmy Buffett (Mother Ocean Song)
* Another Nail In My Heart Squeeze (Chris Difford & Glenn Tilbrook)
* You Can't Take Love For Granted Graham Parker (and The Rumour: Brinsley Schwarz, Martin Belmont, Andrew Bodnar, Stephen Goulding, Nick Lowe) - From Marti Jones (Used Guitars) with Don Dixon (Jamie Hoover/Spongetones)
* Riding In My Car NRBQ: Terry Adams, Joey Spampinato, Al Anderson, Tom Ardolino
* No Doubt - Don't Speak
* California Dreamin'(John Phillips/Michelle Gilliam) The Mamas and Papas
* Joan Osborne - One of Us
* Jann Arden - Insensitive (part 1) and Insensitive (part 2)
* Jewel - I Was Meant For You
* Jewel - Who Will Save Your Soul
* Paula Cole - Where Have All The Cowboys Gone
* The Corrs - Breathless
* Patty Loveless - Blame It On Your Heart (Harlan Howard & Kostas) electric guitar: Kenny Greenberg, Richard Bennett, Steuart Smith, Tom Britt (Slide), Steve Gibson, Mike Henderson, Kenny Vaughan, Jeff White, Emory Gordy (Bass)

VI. Audio/Sound Wav Files (ALL SOUND CLIPS ARE PLAYED & RECORDED BY ME
USING MY TELE, STRAT, & ACOUSTIC GUITAR.)

WAV files can be played by Windows Media Player.
Use Internet Explorer to download the WAV Files &
Windows Media Player or Sound Recorder to play.

RealPlayer and Netscape users may require a software
update/plug-in.

NOTE: This server sometimes gets busy and timeouts on the
download - so if the link stops downloading or responding,
RECLICK the link as often as needed.

Click here for: Downloading Help/Info


WAV/SOUND Files TABS

* Brent Mason - Hot Wired - Riff 1....................................TAB
* Brent Mason - Hot Wired - Riff 2 slow...............................TAB
* Brent Mason - Hot Wired - Riff 2 fast...............................TAB
* Brent Mason - Hot Wired - Riff 3....................................TAB
* Brent Mason - Hot Wired - Riff 4....................................TAB
* Brent Mason - Riff 1................................................TAB
* Brent Mason - Riff 2................................................TAB
* Brent Mason - Riff 3................................................TAB
* Brent Mason - Riff 4 double-stops...................................TAB
* Brent Mason - Riff 5 double-stops...................................TAB
* Brent Mason - Riff 6................................................TAB
* Brent Mason - Riff 7................................................TAB
* Brent Mason - Riff 8................................................TAB
* Brent Mason - Riff 9 simple pull-off exercise.......................TAB
* Albert Lee - Riff 1.................................................TAB
* Albert Lee - Riff 2.................................................TAB
* Albert Lee - Riff 3.................................................TAB
* Albert Lee - Riff 4.................................................TAB
* Albert Lee - Riff 5.................................................TAB
* Albert Lee - Riff 6.................................................TAB
* Albert Lee - Riff 7 chicken picking.................................TAB
* Albert Lee - Riff 8.................................................TAB
* Pete Anderson - Riff 1 Danny Gatton.................................TAB
* Pete Anderson - Riff 2 pedal steel..................................TAB
* Pete Anderson - Riff 3..............................................TAB
* Pete Anderson - Riff 4 Please, Please Baby..........................TAB
* Pete Anderson - Riff 5..............................................TAB
* Pete Anderson - Riff 6 Working Class CD.............................TAB
* Pete Anderson - Riff 7 Long White Cadillac..........................TAB
* Chicken Pickin' - Riff 1............................................TAB
* Chicken Pickin' - Riff 2............................................TAB
* Chicken Pickin' - Riff 3............................................TAB
* Chicken Pickin' - Riff 4 double stops...............................TAB
* Chicken Pickin' - Riff 5............................................TAB
* Chicken Pickin' - Riff 6............................................TAB
* Chicken Pickin' - Riff 7............................................TAB
* Chicken Pickin' - Riff 8............................................TAB
* Chicken Pickin' - Riff 9............................................TAB
* Chicken Pickin' - Riff 10...........................................TAB
* Chet Atkins Picking - Riff 1........................................TAB
* Chet Atkins Picking - Riff 2 "Chetabilly"...........................TAB
* Chet Atkins Picking - Riff 3 Foggy Mountain Breakdown (Earl Scruggs)TAB
* Chet Atkins Picking - Riff 4 Freight Train (Merle Watson/Bluegrass).TAB
* Chet Atkins Picking - Riff 5 Chet Atkins meets the Beat Farmers.....TAB
* Chet Atkins Picking - Riff 6 Last Thing On My Mind (Tom Paxton).....TAB
* Chet Atkins Picking - Riff 7 Windy & Warm (Doc Watson/Bluegrass)....TAB
* Chet Atkins Picking - Riff 8 Mr. BoJangles (Jerry Jeff Walker)......TAB
* Chet Atkins Picking - Riff 9 Pat Donahue (Prairie Home Companion)...TAB
* Chet Atkins Picking - Riff 10 A Man Of Constant Sorrow..............TAB
* Country Chops - Riff 1..............................................TAB
* Country Chops - Riff 2 Ricky Skaggs type riff.......................TAB
* Country Chops - Riff 3..............................................TAB
* Country Chops - Riff 4..............................................TAB
* Country Chops - Riff 5 Richard Thompson style/minor 3rd bending.....TAB
* Country Chops - Riff 6..............................................TAB
* Country Chops - Riff 7 Jerry Reed type riff.........................TAB
* Country Chops - Riff 8 Bill Hullett riff (Two-Lane Blacktop)........TAB
* Jeff Garris & Albert Lee - Riff 1...................................TAB
* Brad Paisley - Riff 1...............................................TAB
* Vince Gill - Riff 1.................................................TAB
* Vince Gill - Riff 2 Liza Jane.......................................TAB
* Vince Gill - Riff 3 Liza Jane.......................................TAB
* Vince Gill - Riff 4 Liza Jane (Ending)..............................TAB
* Open Strings - Riff 1...............................................TAB
* Open Strings - Riff 2...............................................TAB
* Open Strings - Riff 3...............................................TAB
* Open Strings - Riff 4...............................................TAB
* Open Strings - Riff 5...............................................TAB
* Open Strings - Riff 6 Country/Jazz/Swing............................TAB
* Open Strings - Riff 7...............................................TAB
* Open Strings - Riff 8...............................................TAB
* Open Strings - Riff 9 Combination riff - Relic Strat................TAB
* Rockabilly Country Rhythm - Riff 1..................................TAB
* Rockabilly Country Rhythm - Riff 2..................................TAB
* Rockabilly Country Rhythm - Riff 3 Eric Clapton.....................TAB
* Rockabilly Country Rhythm - Riff 4..................................TAB
* Rockabilly Country Rhythm - Riff 5..................................TAB
* Rockabilly Country Rhythm - Riff 6 Buddy Holly/The Crickets rhythm..TAB
* Rockabilly Country Rhythm - Riff 7..................................TAB
* Rockabilly Country Rhythm - Riff 8 Hot Rod Lincoln type riff........TAB
* Rockabilly Country Rhythm - Riff 9 Rockabilly Swing.................TAB
* Rockabilly Country Rhythm - Riff 10 Carl Perkins type riff..........TAB
* Rockabilly Country Rhythm - Riff 11 surfing rockabilly..............TAB
* Ray Flacke Triads - Riff 1 scale....................................TAB
* Ray Flacke Triads - Riff 2 Dwight Yoakam song.......................TAB
* Ray Flacke Triads - Riff 3 .........................................TAB
* Just Call Me Lonesome - Intro Radney Foster/Mike McAdam.............TAB
* Just Call Me Lonesome - Turn Radney Foster/Mike McAdam..............TAB
* Acoustic Blues - Riff 1 Fingerstyle.................................TAB
* Acoustic Blues - Riff 2 Fingerstyle - bottleneck/slide guitar.......TAB
* Acoustic Blues - Riff 3 Fingerstyle.................................TAB
* Acoustic Blues - Riff 4 Fingerstyle.................................TAB
* Acoustic Blues - Riff 5 Mark Knopfler type fingerstyle thumb/finger.TAB
* Acoustic Blues - Riff 6 Fingerstyle - swampy blues..................TAB
* Acoustic Blues - Riff 7 Fingerstyle - blues ending..................TAB
* Acoustic Blues - Riff 8 Fingerstyle - (Alan Jackson/Danny Groah)....TAB
* Acoustic Blues - Riff 9 Fingerstyle.................................TAB
* Acoustic Blues - Riff 10 Fingerstyle................................TAB
* Keith Urban - Riff 1 The Ranch - instrumental.......................TAB
* Keith Urban - Riff 2 The Ranch - rhythm/lead........................TAB
* Bending - Riff 1 Amos Garrett harmony...............................TAB
* Flowers On The Wall Eric Heatherly..................................TAB
* Big Deal LeAnn Rimes (Al Anderson Riff)............................TAB
* Authority Song John Cougar Mellencamp (Larry Crane/Mike Wanchic)...TAB
* Swamp Blues d-tuned with glass slide/tremolo........................TAB
* Harmonic - Riff 1...................................................TAB
* Michael Tomlinson Safe At Home (Face Up In The Rain)................TAB
* The Corrs - Breathless..............................................TAB
* Mr. Tambourineman (Bob Dylan) Roger McGuinn/The Byrds (12 string)...TAB
* Guitar Town Steve Earle - baritone guitar...........................TAB
* Killin' Time Clint Black/Hayden Nicholas (Longhorn Bass)............TAB
* La Grange ZZ Topp/Billy Gibbons.....................................TAB
* Grapefruit, Juicyfruit Jimmy Buffett (parrot head music)............TAB
* Bluegrass Mandolin Solos Live recordings of a me playing mandolin on the radio station WKCP - "Bluegrass Radio Show"
* The Gin Blossoms Until I Hear It From You (Jesse Valenzuela/Marshall Crenshaw) Marshall Crenshaw/Beatlemania pictures
* Going to San Anton - Intro (32 KB) b-bender telecaster pickin'
* Going to San Anton - Break (45 KB) b and g benders - fender tele country guitar pickin
* Waterfall riff in D (46 KB) Jimmy Olander double benders type lick
* Country riff in G (42 KB) chicken picking double stops - bluegrass - Parsons/White (Relic Fender Tele No-caster)
* Country/Blues riff in C (I) (50 KB) b-bender tele country picking
* Country/Blues riff in C (II) (90 KB) b-bender/g-bender
* Curtis Loew - Intro (49 KB/TAB) b-bender and g-bender
* Wabash Cannonball - Acoustic (55 KB) flattop bluegrass Travis Picking
* Wabash Cannonball - Electric (59 KB) B-Bender Telecaster
* Bending riff in A (66 KB) B-bender country tele pickin' bends
* AC/DC Song - Intro (68 KB) B & G bender tele
* Greensleeves (86 KB) Merle Travis/Chet Atkins pickin' - acoustic
* Across The Great Divide (86 KB) Kate Wolf - fingerstyle
* Big Love (92 KB) Fleetwood Mac (Lindsey Buckingham) classical fingerstyle
* Who's Cheatin' Who (81 KB) chicken pickin' break (Alan Jackson/Danny Groah)
* E7 Rockabilly (113 KB) James Burton, Carl Perkins, Scotty Moore (Elvis Presley) - fender telecaster
* Minor Third Bending (111 KB) fender double G & B bender telecaster - playing minor 3rd bends (3 frets/whole step & a half)
* Angie (113 KB) Rolling Stones (Mick Jagger/Keith Richard) acoustic fingerstyle
* M.A.S.H. theme (128 KB/TAB) finger picking Fender Custom Shop 1956 Relic Mary Kay Strat, tc electronic chorus, boss dd-5
* Ripple (110 KB) The Grateful Dead (Jerry Garcia/Bob Weir) - Rockabilly acoustic
* If You Could Read My Mind (266 KB) Gordon Lightfoot - classical guitar finger style
* Eugene's Trick Bag (Headcuttin' Duel) Delay - Intro (150 KB) (Ry Cooder/Steve Vai) Junior Brown type ending with Bill Keith D-tuners, ts9 tube screamer
* The Chain - Intro (152 KB) Fleetwood Mac - Lindsey Buckingham - finger pickin alternating thumb
* Accidents Will Happen (153 KB) Elvis Costello (from Elvis Costello & The Attactions: Armed Forces) double bender tele
* Chicken Picking Blues (155 KB/TAB) Bill Keith banjo tuner peg and middle pickup stratocaster position on double bender tele
* Go Ahead And Rain (156 KB) J.D. Souther (from: Home By Dawn)
* Country Roads (161 KB) (John Denver) flattop bluegrass Travis Picking
* If I Can Love Somebody (175 KB) (John Hiatt) classical fingerstyle of the version by Marti Jones, Don Dixon, and Sonny Landreth (dobro/slide) - Used Guitars
* Nowhere Man (203 KB) (The Beatles) - finger picking fender b-bender/g-bender tele no-caster, bridge pickup
* Never Take The Place Of You (215 KB) (Al Anderson) from Closer To The Flame by Dave Edmunds - fingerpicking on the classical acoustic guitar
* My Heart Will Go On (Titanic Song) (215 KB) Celine Dion - finger pickin' Takamine NP-65C classical guitar
* Surfer Girl (224 KB/TAB) (Brian Wilson/The Beach Boys) - g and b benders with a Junior Brown type ending, fender no-caster tele Lindy Fralin neck pickup
* That's The Way Love Goes (343 KB) Merle Haggard instrumental on a Jerry Jones baritone and Longhorn 6-string bass (Sergio Leone/Spaghetti Western twang)
* California Dreamin' (241 KB) Finger-style baritone
* Hawaii Five-0 (225 KB) instrumental surf twang
* Foggy Bog (253 KB/TAB) An instrumental tune I made up (using the classical guitar)
* Blue Train (377 KB) An instrumental song I wrote (chicken picking improvisation)
* Salt Marsh (325 KB) A tune I wrote on the classical nylon string

VII. Guitar Effects & Setup Tips

* Equipment for sale effects, processors, PA Speakers, power amps, etc.
* Guitar Setup Tips
* Guitar Effects

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