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Play Like the Pros with Ford Thurston #2: Intermediate Licks for Rock, Country, & Bluegrass

Watch episode 1 here!

About the guitar: The Discovery Concerto

Nashville guitar icon and professional musician, Ford Thurston, is back for part two of this intermediate series on the fundamentals of rock, country, and bluegrass. In this video, Ford builds on the D, C, G chord progressions he explained in lesson 1, and teaches you some additional licks to tie them together. It’s amazing how three chords and a few killer licks can make you sound like a professional studio player.

What’s Ford Playing? Breedlove’s Discovery S Concerto. Sitka spruce, from the mighty wilds of the Pacific Northwest, is the classic voice of the acoustic guitar—bracing, rich and sonorous, with a shimmering tone that lingers long after every strum. This sustainable Designed in Bend Breedlove Discovery S Concerto—a first guitar that will last a lifetime—is crafted with earth-conscious, sonically superior EcoTonewood technology, and rewards heavy strumming with a bold, lush sound. A slim, fast neck and narrow nut width facilitate easy, comfortable play, while a pinless delta bridge makes string changing a breeze. A simple natural finish allows the solid top’s raw beauty to shine and African mahogany back and sides add warmth and clarity. Discover the Breedlove ECO Collection—where the guitar meets the forest.