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“Walk On Boy” in the Style of Doc Watson

Lesson ID: A0192

In this guitar lesson, we’ll work through a progression from the classic song “Walk On Boy.” The original version of this song was written by Mel Tillis and Wayne Walker. The flatpicking arrangement that you’ll learn in this lesson is similar to “Walk On Boy” as it was performed by Doc Watson. After we work on the main flatpicking guitar break, we’ll take a closer look at this song’s rhythm guitar part including the chord progression and vocals.

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Vintage Tone Triangle Picks (3 pack)

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Capo 2nd fret to practice along with Doc Watson.

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Jean Galou
Jean Galou(@galou)
1 year ago
Reply to  Devin

it’s a great song! thanks a lot Devin!

G
G(@g)
1 year ago

Man I love this song!
Thanks for putting this together Devin.
The wood tone strings sound really good!
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Eric Reinhardt
Eric Reinhardt(@rinny51)
1 year ago

Great song! Thanks Devin

dom
dom(@dom)
1 year ago

Think I’ll give this one a go. I like Am tunes and could do with a follow up after Jerusalem Ridge.

dom
dom(@dom)
1 year ago

BTW, I love the dark subtle burst on that guitar Devin. What model is it?

Justin
Justin(@infoyounggloves-co-uk)
1 year ago

Great lesson, always keen to see Doc’s stuff on here as for me he is up there with the best and certainly one that so many great looked up to and aspired to.
Thanks Devin, keep the great work up

John
John(@wjssavhotmail-co-uk)
1 year ago

Great Lesson, something to work on this week.

John
John(@wjssavhotmail-co-uk)
1 year ago

Devin, I have a download for the Break but don’t seem to have a download for the chord
progression and lyrics,

Susan Wagner
Susan Wagner(@shysue)
1 year ago
Reply to  Devin

Thanks, Devin!

Susan Wagner
Susan Wagner(@shysue)
1 year ago

I’d like to have the download for the chords/lyrics, please.

Bob Wheeler
Bob Wheeler(@bob)
1 year ago

Great lesson! Hey Devin, Doc ends the song with a groovy 5 dollar chord. Any chance you can shed light?

jerseychicadee
jerseychicadee(@jerseychicadee)
1 year ago

I notice that I tend to avoid the songs with any pick/strum/strum/ action so I’ve decided (since my epiphany that I’m improving as a player) that my goal is to just ‘bow my neck and go” on these arrangements that I’ve been skipping! Also, I’m moving up the neck more. I do notice I avoid chorded songs. I’m blaming weak fingers on that. Game plan!

g.asiel
g.asiel(@g-asielemail-it)
1 year ago

Complimenti! Ottima lezione

JB
JB(@jbf9998gmail-com)
1 year ago

Your comment when you posted this a month ago was “have the main flatpicking guitar break lesson posted for this song… still wrapping up the lesson video for the rhythm guitar part and should have that part posted early next week.” When do you think you will get to the rhythm part or am I missing something?

JB
JB(@jbf9998gmail-com)
1 year ago
Reply to  Devin

Got it, thanks.

jerseychicadee
jerseychicadee(@jerseychicadee)
1 year ago

I just knocked my own socks off!! I can play this!! You may make a better guitar player out of me yet!!

j.phillips189
j.phillips189(@j-phillips189btinternet-com)
1 year ago

how many Bpm is everyone playing this at?

Glen Smith
Glen Smith(@gks)
6 months ago

No tab for the fill riff