Country was originally the music of European immigrants that brought their folk songs and instruments to the Appalachian mountains of early America. It started as the music of down to earth farmers and working class people that wrote songs, ballads and dance music to entertain themselves in the evening after a long work day.

The sound of Country music is defined by the boom-chick of an acoustic guitar and the twang of an electric or pedal steel. Add in a banjo and a sweet fiddle, then you’ve got a country song!

Country has evolved into many different sub-genres, but at its core it still just wants to sing a story to a tune with a twang.

Here at Guitar Tricks® the best way to get started learning how to play country is with our step-by-step rock guitar courses:

Country Level 1 Course
Country Level 2 Course

To learn rock songs on guitar, check out the songs page: Country Song Lessons

If you are more experienced, you can explore country guitar topics in more detail from the lessons below.