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Red Haired Boy

Lesson ID: A0220

In this guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play a nice bluegrass flatpicking arrangement for “Red Haired Boy”. This song is one of the most common fiddle tunes played at bluegrass jams. NOTE: We’re going to play “Red Haired Boy” using key of G chords and scales, but we’ll capo the 2nd fret so technically this is in the key of A.

After you learn the flatpicking break, practice along with the “Red Haired Boy” backing track that comes with this guitar lesson. “Red Haired Boy” guitar tablature is available for download below the lesson video.

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jerseychicadee
jerseychicadee(@jerseychicadee)
10 months ago

Thanks Devin! The link to the tabs isn’t working. Says Oops!

jerseychicadee
jerseychicadee(@jerseychicadee)
10 months ago
Reply to  jerseychicadee

Worked

Landon
Landon(@lc)
10 months ago

Hi Devin! What guitar is that you are playing? Is it a electric acoustic?

Michael Graham
Michael Graham(@jambongris)
10 months ago

Another arrangement of Red Haired Boy could not be more welcome Devin? Thank you!

fransverboom
fransverboom(@fransverboomgmail-com)
10 months ago

hey Devin ! great lesson , thanks .
Is it possible that you make a play through with Tab for the Backing Track ?

Michael Graham
Michael Graham(@jambongris)
9 months ago

Is the previous arrangement of Red Haired Boy you posted still available or does this one supersede the older one?

Michael Graham
Michael Graham(@jambongris)
9 months ago
Reply to  Devin

I think your subscribers would appreciate having both arrangements to play and besides, the original one has such a killer ending.

Jason Kluttz
Jason Kluttz(@jasmo777)
7 months ago

When did you change the tablature. I was brushing up on this and the tabs have changed to a certain degree.

Michael Graham
Michael Graham(@jambongris)
6 months ago
Reply to  Jason Kluttz

Fortunately for me, I memorized the original arrangement Jason. It was a more challenging and fun rendition. It also had a cool ending.

keeefy2000
keeefy2000(@keeefy2000yahoo-co-uk)
6 months ago

Hi Devin, could this be played finger style?

Marshall Gatewood
Marshall Gatewood(@marshallgatewood)
5 months ago

Can you please post the tabs for the old arrangement? The one you have on YouTube? I think most if us like that one better. I call it “Devin in cowboy shirt version” as opposed to “Devin in T-shirt version”.

This one:
https://youtu.be/Xl4QWiU4wrY?si=eFHpruy18qbLmRaz