On The Road Again – Intermediate Version | Willie Nelson

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I know I already made a lesson for this, but that was the easy version. This is the intermediate one, where we learn to play it without a capo, like Willie Nelson would.

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We start with some chord shapes. There are a couple easy ones: E, A. And 3 barre chords: G#7, F#m and B.

I show you how the G#7 is actually based off the E shape, and then just changed a bit. And then I show you how to change your G#7 into F#m by moving a finger. And for B… well, that’s like the hardest barre shape for most people, so we talk a little bit about that one too!

Moving on, we practice the chords in order, and then I break out my white board and show you all how to properly memorize a chord progression by writing it down as a real musician would.

Next is the strumming pattern, which is pretty easy, but super fast. Muscle memory is the only way to succeed here… start slow and only go faster when it’s COMFORTABLE!

After that, we figure out the next section of the song. Pretty easy. We play the chords + strumming together through each section.

Lastly, I show you all the little finishing touches, like “climing up” to the G#7 chord, and the little hammer-on thing Willie does to the E chord at the beginning of the song.

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


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