In this guitar lesson, you’ll learn three country strumming patterns that work great for classic country. Then we’ll practice the country strumming patterns over a couple of chord progressions in the style of the old classic song “Your Cheatin’ Heart” by Hank Williams. After we work through the rhythm guitar parts, we’ll switch gears and I’ll teach you a simple classic country guitar solo that you can play along with “Your Cheatin’ Heart”. Overall this is a great lesson for classic country strumming and lead guitar.
Video 1 – Playthrough with Tablature
Video 2 – Full Breakdown
Practice with Hank Williams
Practice this lesson’s strumming patterns and solo over the song “Your Cheatin’ Heart” by Hank Williams using the embedded player from Spotify. We’d highly recommend using Spotify for online radio. If you don’t have a Spotify account, click here to sign up free with your Facebook account or with an e-mail address.
New lesson! Going for some classic country this week. This should be a good one for practicing classic country strumming and lead guitar. Hope y’all like it!
I love the guitar solo!
Your lessons the best. Thanks!!
Greetings from Canada! Really excellent lesson Devin. It’s hard to find good guitar instruction like this in my neck of the woods and your videos are top notch.
Thanks Jerry Hilfiker and Jocelyn ! Glad y’all like it 🙂
Really a good one! Thanks Devin.
Devin and everybody I’m back and find all these lessons encouraging and extremely beneficial for learning country classics and more! hope is is well, I’ve been playing more acoustic of late outside by the pool,, too warm and less work these hot summer days and it is relaxing and fun to practice and play along with Devin!
Hi how can I skip between lessons please
If a lesson is part of a course, you can navigate between lessons using the buttons below the video, or head to the course outline to skip between different lessons in the course. Does that answer your question?
Hey Devin! Just joined today and I’m loving your lessons so far. Really great!
This is one of my favorites, Devin!
How do you that? Is it carter style technic….?
I am still really enjoying your lessons and I can tell you they are the best I have found online for this style playing bluegrass and the red dirt kind of country. Sincere thanks. Keep up the great work. I would love to see some more Texas country style lessons if you get a chance. Thanks!!
Hey Devin, New to your web site, and enjoying the lesson;s. I was born 2 months before Hank William’s died and grew up listening to Hank,Jimmie R, Web pierce and the rest of the country singer’s in the 50’s. I’m glad I found CGO.
Great song! great lesson
I had a problem with this video. At 10:05 The video went blank and told me to log in to go any farther. I was logged in, I realize I’m on the 1 month trial but I thought I could at least follow the lesson. Is there a problem with the video or am I missing something
It seems to be working on this end. I’d just try refreshing the screen a few times and hopefully that’ll fix it for you. Let me know!
This time I followed the link you sent and watched to 10:05 It went blank again and said to log in then I logged in and it worked. I just had to find a way to get along with it.