SAMPLE INTRO LESSON:(1) Country Road (John Denver) Acoustic Song {Difficulty: Easy 1 out of 3}

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Country Road A E A D
A E D A
A Almost heaven, D w virginia
E Blue ridge mountains D shanandoa A river
A Life is old there D older than the trees
E Younger than the mountains D blowing like the A breeze

CH{ A country road E take me home A to the place D I belong
A W virginia, E Mountain mama D take me home A country road.

All my memories gather round here
Malters ladies stranger to blue water
Dark and dusty painted on the sky
Misty mountain moonshine teardrop in my eye.

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A I hear here E voices in the A morning hour she calls me
D Radio A reminds me of my E home far away
A Drivin down the E road I get a A feelin that I should have been home
E Yesterday yesterday…..

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SAMPLE INTRO LESSON: (1) Country Road (John Denver) Lesson {Difficulty: Easy 1 out of 3}

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Country Road CH{ A E A D
A E D A
A Almost heaven, D w virginia
E Blue ridge mountains D shanandoa A river
A Life is old there D older than the trees
E Younger than the mountains D blowing like the A breeze

CH{ A country road E take me home A to the place D I belong
A W virginia, E Mountain mama D take me home A country road.

All my memories gather round here
Malters ladies stranger to blue water
Dark and dusty painted on the sky
Misty mountain moonshine teardrop in my eye.

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A I hear here E voices in the A morning hour she calls me
D Radio A reminds me of my E home far away
A Drivin down the E road I get a A feelin that I should have been home
E Yesterday yesterday…..

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(1) *Sample Intro Lesson* Father And Son (Cat Stevens) Acoustic Song {Difficulty:Easy 1 out of 3}

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FATHER AND SON

It’s not G time to make a D change, just C relax, take it Am7 easy
you’re still G young, that’s your Em fault, there’s so Am much you have to D know

Find a G girl, settle D down, if you C want, you can Am7 marry
Look at G me, I am Em old, but I’m Am happy D

I was G once like you are D now, and I C know that’s it’s not Am7 easy
to be G calm when you’ve Em found something Am going on D

But take your G time, think a D lot, think of C everything you’ve Am7 got
for you will G still be here Em tomorrow, but your D dreams may G not C

How can G I try to D explain, when I C do he turns Am7 away again
It’s G always been the Em same, same old Am story. D

From the G moment I could D talk, I was C ordered to Am7 listen
now there’s a G way and I Em know that I D have to G go away. I D know I C have to G go C

It’s not G time to make a D change, just C relax, take it Am7 slowly
you’re still G young, that’s your Em fault, there’s so Am much you have to D go through
Find a G girl, settle D down, if you C want, you can Am7 marry
Look at G me, I am Em old, but I’m Am happy D

All the G times that I’ve D tried keeping C all the things I Am7 knew inside
It’s G hard but it’s Em harder to Am ignore it D
If they were G right, I’d D agree, but it’s C them they know not Am7 me
now there’s G away and I Em know that I D have to G go away. I D know I C have to G go
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(1) *Sample Intro Lesson* Father And Son (Cat Stevens) Acoustic Lesson {Difficulty: Easy 1 out of 3}

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FATHER AND SON

It’s not G time to make a D change, just C relax, take it Am7 easy
you’re still G young, that’s your Em fault, there’s so Am much you have to D know

Find a G girl, settle D down, if you C want, you can Am7 marry
Look at G me, I am Em old, but I’m Am happy D

I was G once like you are D now, and I C know that’s it’s not Am7 easy
to be G calm when you’ve Em found something Am going on D

But take your G time, think a D lot, think of C everything you’ve Am7 got
for you will G still be here Em tomorrow, but your D dreams may G not C

How can G I try to D explain, when I C do he turns Am7 away again
It’s G always been the Em same, same old Am story. D

From the G moment I could D talk, I was C ordered to Am7 listen
now there’s a G way and I Em know that I D have to G go away. I D know I C have to G go C

It’s not G time to make a D change, just C relax, take it Am7 slowly
you’re still G young, that’s your Em fault, there’s so Am much you have to D go through
Find a G girl, settle D down, if you C want, you can Am7 marry
Look at G me, I am Em old, but I’m Am happy D

All the G times that I’ve D tried keeping C all the things I Am7 knew inside
It’s G hard but it’s Em harder to Am ignore it D
If they were G right, I’d D agree, but it’s C them they know not Am7 me
now there’s G away and I Em know that I D have to G go away. I D know I C have to G go
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(1) Yellow (Coldplay) Acoustic Song

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YELLOW G D C G (capo 4) B F# E B

G Look at the stars, Look how they shine for you, D
And everything you C do, Yeah, they were all G yellow.

G I came along, I wrote a song for D you,
And all the things you C do, And it was called G yellow.

G So then I took my D turn, Oh what a thing to have C done,
And it was all G yellow. G Gsus G Gsus C

CH{ C Your skin Oh yeah, G your skin and D bones,
C Turn into G something D beautiful,
C You know, you G know I love you so, D C You know I love you so.

G I swam across, I jumped across for D you,
Oh what a thing to C do. Cos you were all G yellow,

G I drew a line, I drew a line for D you,
Oh what a thing to C do, And it was all G yellow.

CH{ C Your skin Oh yeah, G your skin and D bones,
C Turn into G something D beautiful,
C And you know G for you I’d D bleed myself C dry
for you, I’d bleed myself G dry.

G It’s true, look how they shine for D you,
Look how they shine for C you,
Look how they shine for, G

Look how they shine for D you,
Look how they shine for C you,
Look how they shine. G

Look at the stars, Look how they shine for you,
And all the things that you do.
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(1) Yellow (Coldplay) Lesson {Difficulty Level: 1 out of 3: Easy}

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YELLOW G D C G (capo 4) B F# E B

G Look at the stars, Look how they shine for you, D
And everything you C do, Yeah, they were all G yellow.

G I came along, I wrote a song for D you,
And all the things you C do, And it was called G yellow.

G So then I took my D turn, Oh what a thing to have C done,
And it was all G yellow. G Gsus G Gsus C

CH{ C Your skin Oh yeah, G your skin and D bones,
C Turn into G something D beautiful,
C You know, you G know I love you so, D C You know I love you so.

G I swam across, I jumped across for D you,
Oh what a thing to C do. Cos you were all G yellow,

G I drew a line, I drew a line for D you,
Oh what a thing to C do, And it was all G yellow.

CH{ C Your skin Oh yeah, G your skin and D bones,
C Turn into G something D beautiful,
C And you know G for you I’d D bleed myself C dry
for you, I’d bleed myself G dry.

G It’s true, look how they shine for D you,
Look how they shine for C you,
Look how they shine for, G

Look how they shine for D you,
Look how they shine for C you,
Look how they shine. G

Look at the stars, Look how they shine for you,
And all the things that you do.
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I hope this is not too confusing, thanks for your continued support. Red

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(2) Behind Blue Eyes (The Who) Acoustic Song

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BEHIND BLUE EYES

Em No one knows what it’s G like, to be the D bad man,
To be the C sad man, A9 behind blue eyes

Em No one knows what it’s G like to be Dsus hated,
To be C fated, to A9 telling only lies

CH{ C But my D dreams, they aren’t as G empty,
As my C conscience D seems to E be
Bm I have hours, only C lonely
My love is D vengeance that’s never A9 free

Em No one knows what it’s G like to feel these D feelings
Like I C do, and I blame A you

Em No one bites back as G hard on their D anger
None of my C pain and woe, can show A through

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E B A E
{ E When my fist B clenches A crack it E open
Before I B use it and G lose my D cool
B When I smile A tell me some D bad news
B Before I laugh A and act like a E fool

E B A E

E And if I B swallow A anything E evil
Stick your B finger G down my D throat
B If I shiver please A give me a D blanket
B Keep me warm let me A wear your E coat

B A G D5 (2x) (to J J Flash ?)

Em No one knows what it’s G like, to be the D bad man
To be the C sad man, A behind blue eyes
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(2) Behind Blue Eyes (The Who) Lesson {Difficulty Level: 2 out of 3: Moderate}

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BEHIND BLUE EYES

Em No one knows what it’s G like, to be the D bad man,
To be the C sad man, A9 behind blue eyes

Em No one knows what it’s G like to be Dsus hated,
To be C fated, to A9 telling only lies

CH{ C But my D dreams, they aren’t as G empty,
As my C conscience D seems to E be
Bm I have hours, only C lonely
My love is D vengeance that’s never A9 free

Em No one knows what it’s G like to feel these D feelings
Like I C do, and I blame A you

Em No one bites back as G hard on their D anger
None of my C pain and woe, can show A through

CH{
E B A E
{ E When my fist B clenches A crack it E open
Before I B use it and G lose my D cool
B When I smile A tell me some D bad news
B Before I laugh A and act like a E fool

E B A E

E And if I B swallow A anything E evil
Stick your B finger G down my D throat
B If I shiver please A give me a D blanket
B Keep me warm let me A wear your E coat

B A G D5 (2x) (to J J Flash ?)

Em No one knows what it’s G like, to be the D bad man
To be the C sad man, A behind blue eyes
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How To Play Basic Chords on Acoustic Guitar (Lesson)

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(repeated info) G’day future musos of the world. Welcome to my site. This was inspired by your response to my instructional videos on You Tube.

I made these originally for my nephew who lives some 12000 miles away and asked me to show him how to play.

I make my living playing these same songs in pubs and at parties all over the world. There’s no reason why almost anyone shouldn’t be able to play these simple songs, so I thought I’d share them with you.

First off, you have half the battle won, you’re already familiar with the songs, so the lyrics and the melodies should be familiar.

This site is for beginners, so if you’re looking for slick “Slash style” riffs, sorry.

Eventually, there will be several hundred as I get time to make them. Im trying to stick with the most rudementary (simple) songs at first so nobody gets disguraged.

As well, after learning a few simple songs, it would be well advised to search out a proper instructor to teach you guitar / music theory, picking excersises, scales, etc. This would be money well spent.

There are many instructional videos on youtube, David Tao is pretty good, I like his videos. I try to make the lessons as simple as possible ey, so our lessons may vary.

If anyone has any requests, please let me know and I’ll put those ahead of the list. rayred7@hotmail.com

Keep rockin’ lads!! Ray Red
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Chord Change Practice and Bar Chords

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(1) Chord “Coloring”. How to brighten up your chords.

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(1) 4 Plus 20 (C.S.N.Y.) Acoustic Song

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4 Plus 20

D Four and twenty years ago I come into this life
Son of a woman and a man who lived in strife

F He was tired G of bein’ D poor
And he wasn’t into sellin’ door to door
And he worked like the devil to be more

D A different kind of poverty now upsets my soul
Night after sleepless night I walk the floor and I want to know

F why G am I D so alone
Where is my woman can I bring her home
Have I driven her away Is she gone

Instr{ D

D Morning comes to sunrise and I’m driven to my bed
I see it is empty and there’s devils in my head.

F I embrace the many colored beast
I grow weary of the torment can there be no peace
And I find myself just wishing that my life would simply cease

Four and twenty years ago I come into this life
A son of a woman and a man who lived in strife

He was tired of bein’ poor
And he wasn’t into sellin’ door to door
And he worked like the devil to be more

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(1) 4 Plus 20 (C.S.N.Y.) Lesson

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4 Plus 20

D Four and twenty years ago I come into this life
Son of a woman and a man who lived in strife

F He was tired G of bein’ D poor
And he wasn’t into sellin’ door to door
And he worked like the devil to be more

D A different kind of poverty now upsets my soul
Night after sleepless night I walk the floor and I want to know

F why G am I D so alone
Where is my woman can I bring her home
Have I driven her away Is she gone

Instr{ D

D Morning comes to sunrise and I’m driven to my bed
I see it is empty and there’s devils in my head.

F I embrace the many colored beast
I grow weary of the torment can there be no peace
And I find myself just wishing that my life would simply cease

Four and twenty years ago I come into this life
A son of a woman and a man who lived in strife

He was tired of bein’ poor
And he wasn’t into sellin’ door to door
And he worked like the devil to be more

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(1) Wonderwall (Oasis) Acoustic Song

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Wonderwall Em7 G Dsus4 A7sus4

Today is gonna be the day that they’re gonna throw it back to you
By now, you should have somehow realized what you gotta do
I don’t believe that anybody feels the way I do about you now

Backbeat, the word is on the street that the fire in your heart is out
I’m sure, you’ve heard it all before but you never really had a doubt
I don’t believe that anybody feels the way I do about you now

Caad9 Dsus4 Em7
And all the roads we have to walk are winding
And all the lights that lead us there are blinding
There are many things that I
would G like to Dsus4 say to Em7 you but I G don’t know A7sus4 how

CH{ because Cadd9 maybe, Em7 G Em7
you’re gonna be the one that saves me
And after all. You’re my wonderwall

Today was gonna be the day, but they’ll never throw it back to you
By now, you should have somehow realized what you’re not to do
I don’t believe that anybody feels the way I do about you now

And all the roads that lead you there are winding
And all the lights that light the way are blinding
There are many things that I
would G like to Dsus4 say to Em7 you but I G don’t know A7sus4 how

CH{
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