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Johnny Cash Style Intro and Bass Walks

Lesson ID: A0186

In this guitar lesson, we’ll work on some Johnny Cash style rhythm guitar. First we’ll take a look at an intro progression and learn a few bass line walks that will give your playing that Johnny Cash country sound. Then we’ll talk about a really easy way to use the chord numbering system to change keys when you’re playing country music. After we discuss some important music theory concepts, we’ll practice applying the chord numbering system to another chord progression in the style of Johnny Cash.

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Jocelyn
Jocelyn(@jocelyn)
2 years ago

Like this Johnny Cash lesson, thanks Devin!

Jocelyn
Jocelyn(@jocelyn)
2 years ago

Clear teaching on chord numbering system.

Daniel Burford
Daniel Burford(@danielburford)
2 years ago

Great job keep em coming Devin!

jerseychicadee
jerseychicadee(@jerseychicadee)
2 years ago

I must be getting better at this. It’s working!

jerseychicadee
jerseychicadee(@jerseychicadee)
2 years ago

I just played this, by memory, almost clean transition to that blasted B7!! Feeling empowered!

jerseychicadee
jerseychicadee(@jerseychicadee)
2 years ago

Wow mind blown! I had completely forgotten about 99% of what I learned in college (its no wonder, it was 1975). Chord progression numbering!! I had never related my college music theory to the guitar! I never saved any of my text books from college. Now I wish I had them. You’re NOT rambling lol. This is great information presented perfectly! I wonder why I never thought to relate ANY of my theory to the fretboard. I’ve spent 1/3 of my life looking at the piano keyboard. DOH!!

jrick92
jrick92(@jrick92)
2 years ago

Good lesson but now I need you to teach me how to sing like Johnny Cash.

Joanie Miller
Joanie Miller(@dulcepicking)
9 months ago

i love Johnny Cash