Old Town Road

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Hey everyone! In today’s lesson I’m going to show you how to play “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus.

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The lesson begins with some chord shapes: E, G, D, C. These are all quite simple but we still take a moment to go in-depth and figure out some chord switching strategies for each switch we need to make.

Following that, we practice the chord progression using downstrokes only – 4 strums per chord.

Next we add some strumming. This is pretty straight-forward. It goes “Down Root Down Down-up” – we break it down and figure out how to make sure that it is “in time.” We put the chords and strumming together and there you go!

Since it’s the same 4 chords, same strumming the whole time, you could stop here if your goal is to simply sing along. But if you want to take it a step further and figure out how to play the intro melody, that’s exactly what we do next.

Honestly, it’s one of the easiest I’ve seen and takes no time to learn. We go through it, note by note, and then practice it together.

I hope you enjoy the lesson and I’ll see you next time!