🎸 Rocky Mountain High • John Denver guitar lesson w/ tabs

🎸 Rocky Mountain High • John Denver guitar lesson w/ tabs

Notes & tabs for this lesson: http://playsongnotes.com/songs/john-denver-rocky-mountain-high/

In this lesson I’ll show you how to play “Rocky Mountain High” by John Denver. I’ll explain the chords needed, how to tune your guitar to Drop-D, playing the main riff (with tabs), and how to strum the verse & chorus section. This is a fun song to play, whether you want to get advanced with it or keep it simple.

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  1. Awesome lesson love the way you teach this lesson. Thank you

  2. perchingparrotproductions

    Great tutorial thanks!


  4. That was a great lesson, so glad I clicked on your video! Will check out more and subscribe! Thank you!

  5. Amazing lesson!! THANK YOU

  6. Nope, that ain't it. You have to keep the strumming going on the high notes while doing the riff at the same time. Also pull the pinky off the highest note half way through the riff and it will sound like the record.

  7. Love your style !!

  8. David, I just now saw your channel, and I love it! Thank you sir. I subscribed, and will follow more. Your instructions are very clear, and the diagrams are SUPER helpful!!

  9. I understand why you teach this song with the capo on the second fret, but I'd bet that if you remove the capo, you'll be able to sing the song better.

  10. Dave, this was the very first time I've watched you, and I think you did a Great Job with this lesson. You taught me a few new tricks going up the neck. I think that John Denver is quite unappreciated for his playing and song writing skills, as well as having a great voice. Did you notice the similarities in how the main riff in D is played to Norwegian wood, by the Beatles? Although it is not in drop d tuning.

  11. do the tin man by America

  12. hi when pete huttlinger plays the c and a he goes base note up down up on both

  13. All Items Considered

    Thanks for this lesson Dave! This really helped!

  14. This is great, many thanks! I've always wanted to play this one. Just for a tip, it sounds better, is correct, and easier to play the main riff if you do a 4—2p0 (pulloff) instead of plucking the open D string before the 0h2 hammer on the 6th string.

  15. Thanks showing the song played and explained and showing a simple way to play it and making that riff a bit easier to play from other slightly different one played on another video

  16. Great lesson! I love the format, it is straight forward and perfectly paced. Thank you!

  17. Thank you so much for explaining how to play this awesome song so easily! I've been wanting to learn this song and could never find a good lesson. Bravo, good sir!

  18. By far the best explanation of this song that I have seen. Thanks!

  19. Your a wizard in my book .

  20. I am a bit confused by your tab as it seems to be different than what you are actually playing. In your first section it looks like you are holding your pinky finger down on the 4th fret of the third string for the down stroke of the next d cord. But the tab shows that the next d chord is played in the standard shape. What am I missing?

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