Lesson ID: A0132

“Bury Me Beneath the Willow” is an old traditional folk song that was first archived in 1906 by an English professor at the University of Missouri. The song was made popular by The Carter Family and it has been recorded by several different artists over the years. In this guitar lesson, I’ll teach you a nice instrumental arrangement for acoustic guitar that walks the melody line along with some Carter style rhythm.

Basic Instrumental

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Intermediate Instrumental

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Rhythm Breakdown

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Overview
00:36 min Chord Progression
01:44 min Chord Shapes
04:13 min Alternating Bass Line and Strumming Tips
07:30 min Singing with the Chord Progression

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Standard Tuning

Capo 3rd Fret

Standard Tuning