Thanks for stopping by ! There's lots to talk about for upcoming events and releases.
Just released 5/17/21 is a new guitar instrumental tune written by myself and fellow tele player Chuck Ward titled "Twin Teles". If your into chicken picking, double stop twang for days telecaster playing, you should check this tune out. Lots of twin guitar parts and tons of time for solos on this one.
Hope you dig it ! https://youtu.be/KXYH5jGr9_k
I'm very excited to announce my Honky Tonk video masterclass is available NOW on true fire.com. Here is a direct link to pre-order the batch of 6 solos including several hours of video lessons with detailed analysis and tab with backing tracks. I cover several different styles of honkytonk guitar playing from traditional to modern. This is by far the most comprehensive video series I've released to date. To order click on this link http://truefire.com/set_cart.html?add=17190&src=artist
To compliment the Honky Tonk Masterclass course I have also released a course specifically geared towards how to practice and add licks to your country guitar lick database. In this second course entitled "Practice Sessions"we drill licks over a specific feel and chord and play them together and then in a call and response fashion. I will also show you how add variations to spice up your playing and add variety to your lick vocabulary.
In January 2020 I released an original instrumental titled "Minor Incident". Available on Youtube for FREE, this is a slight departure from the telecaster chicken picking that you may know me for. I used strat-based influences from Niles Rodgers, Cory Wong and even some George Benson to create this funky and fun instrumental. Please check it out and subscribe to my Youtube channel for content ranging from live performance to original music and even FREE guitar lessons. Click here to watch the full video.
I've recently completed a book for the music publishing giant Hal Leonard . This book will cover all the honky-tonk styles you hear in my playing and will be accompanied by video lessons. I'm very excited about this opportunity and look for the final product to be out for purchase in Spring 2021.
My New course on Soloing Concepts over "Working Man Blues" is out NOW at countryguitarplayers.com. It is my third online instructional package I've done for them. I custom crafted some cool ways to rethink playing a country solo over 2 passes on the solo section. Video lessons, tab and backing tracks included!
New "Matthew Lee " trucker hats are in as well! They are a custom design with my new logo and fit really well. If your interested in supporting me with a purchase, they are $30 plus shipping. All profits go to the costs of the next tune I'll be recording in the studio. You can contact me at matthewalanlee1976@gmail if interested.
"Matthew Lee's Nashville Hot Picken" has been up for over a year on truefire.com and currently has over 300 video lessons on the channel. Topics covered and taught range from hybrid picking, double stops, pedal steel bends, improvisation over western swing, slide guitar and many more. There is FREE content as well as for pay courses. Other premium content with extras like backing tracks and handwritten guitar tab accompanies the video lessons to show you how to get that "Nashville" kind of sound and technique. Below is a direct link to the channel as well as my newest DEMO video showcasing a custom built solo for my subscribed students . Keep in mind you get a video lesson about each concept covered with tab and backing tracks for $7.99 a month! NOT a bad deal at all ! truefire.com/channels/nashville-hot-picken/h2362