Country Music – Guitar Tabs You Need
Country music is about stories, and if you are going to learn country songs from guitar tabs, you will need to have a grip on what kind of stories you want to tell and how you want to get your musical message to the people. So we are going to take a look at the basic stories you will find in the annals of country music. The degree of playing difficulty of your songs will be an issue we need to look at but lucky for us the gritty human dramas do not require rocket scientists to translate them into music. Also I would like to leave you with a list of songs that can establish your credentials as a country guitar player.
First let us take a look at some real country guitar players. Legends who have inspired listeners with the depth of feeling expressed in a simple rhythm and catchy tune. I will not include biographies, just a list of famous names you can do a search for if you are not familiar with their work: Jerry Reed, Chet Atkins, Roy Clark, Merle Travis, Albert Lee, Maybelle Carter, Hank Garland, Doc Watson, Norman Blake and Tony Rice.
Country music songs are about the stories that are the fabric of human interaction. The birth of country music is in the relationships developed between the cowboys of the old west. These guys rounded up and branded cattle, sat around campfires, drank whisky and formed close personal relationships with rattlesnakes, horses, women and each other. Rich material for songwriters. Guys end up in prison or at the end of a noose because of the fickleness of women and best friends. They become legendary after saving their friends from raging torrents, train wrecks and collapsing mines. Country music is also about the way of life of the wanderer. The lone wolf who travels from town to town.
Women are often the protagonists in country songs because we all know a woman’s life is full of sorrow. That is about it, really. No cow poking, wandering or stopping train wrecks, just sorrow. That is your reward for standing buy your man. But then much country music is celebrating the joy of being in love, having your freedom or living in Texas. One the constant elements of country songs is humor. From the whimsy of the guy who has enjoyed a life of travel and adventure thanks to Pamela Brown to the story of the man whose ex’s live in Texas. Then there’s the innocent weirdness of “Dropkick Me Jesus Through The Goalposts Of Life”.
The key to each one of us expressing ourselves through country music is learning chords. Fortunately we do not need to learn too many. G, C, D, E, A and E for starters. D7, A7, E7 and B7 are about all you need to complete your requirements for “country guitar chords.
Here is a short list of country songs you should definitely find the tabs for to begin your career as a country guitar player: Coward Of The County, Bonaparte’s Retreat, Deep In The Heart Of Texas, Jambalaya, Folsom Prison Blues, Green, Green Grass Of Home, Am I That Easy To Forget?, Achey Breaky Heart, King Of The Road, Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys, Wabash Cannonball and You Are My Sunshine.
Do you want to learn to play the guitar? http://playaguitarforfree.com/ is my blog which shows you that there are many people like you who wish to learn how to play bass, acoustic or electric guitar. You will find guitar lessons, videos, articles and reviews to answer your questions, calm your fears and help you play the guitar.
Article from articlesbase.com
CAN YOU HELP ME PLEASE? Please watch and rate this video. I love this song so I hope you like it.Llet me know if you need help with the chords. Comment and rate please………=-)