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Johnny Hiland: Chicken Pickin' Guitar
Johnny Hiland Chicken Pickin' Guitar
Actor: Johnny Hiland
Director: Hot Licks
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2006     1hr 20min

Meet one of Nashville's true guitar stars as Johnny Hiland takes you through some key aspects of country playing. As well as chicken pickin', he covers double-stops, pedal steel licks, pick-and-finger hybrid picking, banjo...  more »


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Actor: Johnny Hiland
Director: Hot Licks
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests, Educational, Musicals
Studio: Hot Licks
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 07/30/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 20min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Good job teaching some pretty cool licks!
David A. Kaplowitz | Havertown, PA USA | 12/29/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Johnny's a great player, evidenced by some of the great live playing that is captured in the studio on this disc. He's also a really good teacher who takes the time to explain things and slow them down for you. I'm a fan of this style of music and if I compare this to the Brent Mason Nashville Chops video, which is also good, it's clear that though Johnny and Brent are both world class players, Johnny's a much better instructor. I'd highly recommend this to anyone who likes the chicken picken' style.

Bonus footage of Arlen jamming with Johnny --and with Danny Gatton's old bandmates in the rhythm section!"
Chicken Pickin' Guitar
M. Ryan Fairbanks | Cleveland, Ohio | 11/05/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Chicken pickin' guitar, the first instructional DVD from country picker Johnny Hiland, does not disappoint. Great detailed footage of instructional material, as well as a few amazing performances that are worth the price of the DVD alone. My one problem was that the term "chicken pickin'" is usually associated with the concept of hybrid picking, which is hardly demonstrated on the DVD at all. It has tons of great country style licks, steel guitar type licks, bends, etc. However there were maybe only one or two licks that demonstrated hybrid picking, which was what I had hoped to learn fom this DVD. Perhaps this should have been titled something more along the lines of "country guitar", just my two cents though.
All in all the DVD is great, but I'll stress that it is NOT for beginners by any stretch. The material is definietly aimed towards the player that already has some damn good picking chops built up. But again, Johnny is a great teacher, a great guy, and he can really play a guitar! Johnny also gives some info about his gear, and a tab book with all the riffs is included. If you want to get into some country playing, check out Chicken Pickin' Guitar!"
Excellent pickin'
Dr J | Sautee GA USA | 04/10/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is basically a training DVD for advanced Guitar players. However, Johnny Hiland is a "jaw dropping" guitar player and although I'm not a guitar picker I am an experienced musician. Hiland is one of the finest musicians I've ever seen. He is a wonderful combination of technical skills, talent, and amazing musicianship. The DVD was worth the price just to see and hear him play his amazing music."
Great tutorial!!!
KC | 12/03/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This video provides detailed instruction in an easy to use format. Not only does Johnny Hiland explain the material, he plays through each lick slowly and the licks can be slowed down to half speed while retaining the proper pitch. The material he provides is practical and usable for the average guitarist. As a bonus, there are three live performances where Johnny Hiland shows off his virtuosity. It's worth every penny."