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BRUCE BOUTON

Neo-Traditional Country

 collection of classic Nashville Country
 
Pedal Steel licks that helped define the 80's and 90's 
 Bruce Bouton guides you through several of his most recognized  licks and solos, sharing his stories and insights on the recording scene at the time.
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Bruce’s style helped spawn a new generation of Neo-Traditional acts and continues to influence today’s Americana music. Here’s your chance to learn the intros, licks, solos...and the backstories... direct from the source.

- Paul Franklin

CLASSIC GROOVES

  • Train Beats

  • 4/4 Shuffles

  • Power Ballads

CLASSIC LICKS

  • Intros

  • Solos

  • Techniques

CLASSIC SONGS

  • Biggest Hits

  • Era-Defining

  • Country Standards

The Artists

Ricky

Skaggs

  • Highway 40 Blues

  • Country Boy
     

Garth Brooks

  • Much Too Young

  • Shameless

  • That Summer

Brooks
& Dunn

  • My Next Broken Heart
     

Wade Hayes

  • Old Enough To Know Better
     

THE HITS

THE HITS

Course Clips

BRUCE BOUTON

Trainbeats, Shuffles and Country Power Ballads were the order of the day, and the players in town put a modern take on the old school sounds of Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, Charley Pride and Conway Twitty.


In this course, Bruce guides you through some of his licks and solos on "Highway 40 Blues", "Country Boy", "Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)", "Shameless", "My Next Broken Heart", "That Summer", and "Old Enough To Know Better".
 

NEO-TRADITIONAL COUNTRY


In the mid-'80s, Country music welcomed a new crop of young singers with a more classic country sound. Fiddles, Teles and Pedal Steels were back on the charts and Bruce Bouton was there to keep the pedal steel front-and center with mega acts like Ricky Skaggs, Garth Brooks, Brooks & Dunn and Wade Hayes.


 

 He shares his stories and insights on the recording scene at the time and his recollection of the tracking session.  Bruce demonstrates all of the examples on his newly-reacquired Emmons push-pull that he used on many of the original recordings.


Full of musical ideas you can use in countless applications, "Neo-Traditional Country" is a great collection of classic-style E9 pedal steel licks that helped define the era and are currently being used in Americana bands everywhere.


Bruce talk-teaches you through each idea slowly, and each section has backing tracks included to play along with when you get the licks learned up-to-speed.

Add these great pedal steel licks to your bag of tricks.

 

 

Purchase Plans 

$59.00

Non-Tennessee

  • One Payment
     

  • No Expiration

$64.00

Tennessee (taxed)

  • One Payment
     

  • No Expiration

COURSE SYLLABUS

INTRO


Welcome My Emmons Setup and History




RICKY SKAGGS


Highway 40 Blues: Intro Highway 40 Blues: Solo Country Boy




GARTH BROOKS


Much Too Young Shameless That Summer




BROOKS & DUNN


My Next Broken Heart




FINAL WORDS


Final Words




RESOURCES


How to Navigate The Course - PDF Lesson Notes Template Bruce's Copedent Bruce's Lap Steel Course Ad: All Our Courses




WADE HAYES


Old Enough To Know Better




TECHNIQUES


Squeezing The Pedals Knee-Lever Unisons





FAQ

WHAT IS THIS COURSE ABOUT?


Neo-Traditional Country is a collection of classic Nashville Country Pedal Steel licks that helped define the 80's and 90's. Bruce Bouton guides you through several of his most recognized licks and solos, sharing his stories and insights on the recording scene at the time. Questions? We can be reached at: info@modernmusicmasters.com




CAN YOU EXPLAIN THE COURSE FORMAT?


Neo-Traditional Country is a streaming video course hosted by Modern Music Masters.
Unlike a private lesson, you can review the materials by watching the videos over and over, use the video player to slow things down, and print out lesson materials. The course is composed of video content, downloadable pdfs, and Practice Tracks. The course videos are available to stream online 24/7, and can be paused, fast-forwarded, or slowed down.




HOW MUCH DOES NEO-TRADITIONAL COUNTRY COST?


The course is one single payment of $59 - about the cost of a single Skype or Zoom lesson. For that you get 24/7 access to the lessons and materials, with no enrollment expiration.




WHAT DEVICES CAN I WATCH THE VIDEOS ON?


The Course can be viewed on desktop computers and most mobile devices – phones, tablets, laptops – as long as they have a compatible browser on them and they are connected to the internet. You will need to keep your OS and browser current as how browsers display items changes over time. For example, in the Mac world, you will need iOS 11.x or higher.




WHAT KIND OF PEDAL SETUP WILL I NEED?


Bruce uses a standard E9 setup.