Hey everyone! Today I’m going to show you all how to play “On The Road Again” by Willie Nelson. This is a great strum-along for the campfire this summer 🙂
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The lesson begins with some chord shapes: C, G, Dm, F, E7. These are all fairly 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. And then I break out my whiteboard, and show you how to conceive of the chord progression and write it out on paper so that you’ll have your own reference sheet (cheat sheet) for this song.
Next we add some strumming. This is pretty straight-forward. There’s a “missing” stroke in there, so make sure to pay attention to the counting and it should all click.
The chorus is just as simple, maybe simpler, than the verse! It’s just F, C and G. We go over the “form” (order of the chords) and play through it with the strumming pattern.
Finally, we put the whole thing together with a “tag” at the end (that means we repeat the last few chords a couple times, to end the song the same way they do on the recording).
I hope you enjoy the lesson and I’ll see you next time!