Joe Dalton

Birth Name Joe Dalton
City Point Pleasant
Genres Acoustic, Blues, Country, and Fingerstyle
Instruments Guitar
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When country guitar master Joe Dalton picks up a six-string; everyone listens. A phenomenon that has followed Joe since he was a snot nosed kid in the 5th grade. Having picked up his first instrument at age 5, Dalton should have been considered a musical prodigy if it weren’t for the plain fact that he was only one of the latest branches to sprout from a very musical family tree with a legacy that spans decades. His great-grandfather conducted the City of Rome Orchestra in Italy; his grandfather was the leader of the New York Philharmonic; his father is solely responsible for bringing mallets into the U.S. Army Band Corps; his brother teaches at the Boston Conservatory…we could go on, but you get the point, right? Musical prowess runs through his veins; it’s the nucleus of his existence.

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Speak Easy
TrueFire eClinic - Joe Dalton - The Kitchen Sink
TrueFire eClinic - Joe Dalton - The Kitchen Sink
Solo guitar arrangement of the Theme from M*A*S*H
Solo guitar arrangement of the Theme from M*A*S*H

Country and Nashville twang ace Joe Dalton draws from years of experience in-session and on-stage. Dalton hand-picked a wide range of essential techniques and cornerstone licks including pedal steel emulation, hybrid right-hand and chicken pickin’ techniques, acoustic riffs, alternate picking, multiple string-bends and double-stops. You’ll learn bluegrass riffs, major pentatonic runs with blues notes, Dobro riffs, banjo rolls, string slapping and Travis picking. Joe also shares insightful advanced soloing concepts such as voice leading to help you build solos and develop your own sound. 

How To Play Guitar Like Joe Dalton

Roberto is a wonderful player and truefire were lucky enough to get him to make this fantastic course. Solo Flatpicking Handbook is probably one of my favourite true fire courses, Roberto is not only a great player but also a very solid teacher. If your looking for something a little different in this department check out this course. 

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Luciano P.
Luciano P.
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Must add to country Recently purchased Mr. Dalton's 50 Country Licks and it was a worthy investment. Its a resolution to tackle country (something new to me) and I spread it among several courses. He captures a lot of the nuts and bolts essentials from this style in this course. I'm especially enamored with trying to internalize his pedal steel and banjo roll sections into my playing.

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