Jerry’s Breakdown – Jerry Reed & Chet Atkins [Video Lesson by Dario Cortese]

In August 2010 I wrote a blog post promoting a new guitar tuition website created by the amazing guitarist and my good friend, Dario Cortese.

Over the past year Dario had been adding to his treasure trove of amazing lesson resources and back in March 2011 launched his own YouTube channel: DarioCorteseSongs.

All video lessons are available for free and include performances, detailed breakdowns and demonstrations of some of the most famous and essential tracks in country guitar music. You’ll find Merle Haggard, Brad Paisley, Ricky Skaggs and Alan Jackson to name a few.

Dario’s most recent installment in this country guitar series is the amazing ‘Jerry’s Breakdown’ which can be found on the album ‘Me and Chet’ released in 1972. This track is not for the faint hearted and contains a lot of notes. Dario does a fantastic job of explaining all the parts, including both Jerry on classical guitar and Chet on the electric.

For good measure be sure to watch this live performance of ‘Jerry’s Breakdown’ by Jerry and Chet from 1975:

You can find Dario all over the web here:


About Richard Perkins

Richard Perkins is the founder of Bath Guitar School and has worked for the International Guitar Foundation, Brit Awards, Rockschool, B&NES Council, Mid Somerset Festival, Bath Music Plus, and appeared on BBC and ITV television and radio programming as well as being featured in Guitar Techniques, Total Guitar, Venue, Bath Life magazines and the Bath Chronicle newspaper. Richard is a graduate of the Commercial Music degree programme at Bath Spa University and has a HND in Popular Music from Oxford College.
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One Response to Jerry’s Breakdown – Jerry Reed & Chet Atkins [Video Lesson by Dario Cortese]

  1. xandimusic says:

    great vids, love Chet Atkins!

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