Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash (Easy Songs Beginner Guitar Lesson BS-502) How to play

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Guitar Lesson Tutorial: Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash
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In this guitar lesson we are going to learn how to play Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash. Great fun beginner tune using just E, A and B7 chords and in the lesson we’ll look at simple strumming and also the classic Johnny Cash “Boom Chick-a” strumming and alternating the bass note.

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  1. Antonio López del Moral

    Thanks! I've recorded my version following your lesson: Sorry for my english!

  2. really Great!

  3. Mandatory "how can anyone dislike this video" comment here. Some people have serious problems 😐 They should just focus on playing 🙂

  4. 4 bars of Eh and 4 bars if eh and 4 bars of eh.. accents are so difficult..

  5. a bit too fast

  6. if i do all the bars i will get very drunk lol

  7. Nguyễn Khánh

    what are good beginner guitar songs

  8. Loved this lesson – thanks so much! #YouROCK

  9. Love the tutorial but the singing gave me cancer

  10. Garrett Wessner

    I have problems holding the pick and strumming up downs, I’m fairly new to guitar. Also I have a lot of trouble keeping rhythm.

  11. Your singing is cool as bro, don’t minds peeps who think they’re ………

  12. Thanks bro such awsome explanation of strumming patterns blessings

  13. justin do you change the chords from the original chords to sound better?

  14. I really love the way you play it but cant seem to get it can you help please? Hope you answer

  15. Ok, I'v got that move with the neck and the face at 10.01 but with the fingers not yet! 🙂 Just joking, well done Justin!

  16. Hey man, great video tutorial. I see a few people commenting on your singing, it aint so bad, not everyone's a Barbara Streisand 😉 Anyway it's a guitar tutorial – FOCUS people, FOCUS!

  17. damn that strumming is haard! Especially with a pick…


  19. Omg i love u!

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