In this guitar lesson, we’ll work on a guitar solo that follows the melody of “Nobody’s Darlin’ but Mine” written by Jimmie Davis. In this lesson, we’ll focus on the version of this song as it was recorded by Merle Haggard. This guitar solo is a really good example of how to play classic country lead guitar over a song’s chord progression. After you learn the guitar solo arrangement, practice your country strumming over the chord progression using a |Pick-D-DU|Pick-D-DU| strumming pattern. When you’re playing the strumming pattern, make sure your alternating bass line picks are loud and clean while your “Down-DownUp” strums are soft and smooth.
Note: To practice along with Merle Haggard, put your capo on the 3rd fret and use the same key of D chords that we covered in this lesson.