I Walk The Line • Into riff guitar lesson (Johnny Cash)

I Walk The Line • Into riff guitar lesson (Johnny Cash)

Lesson tabs, plus print-friendly PDF, can be found here: http://playsongnotes.com/lessons/6/

In this lesson I’ll teach you to play the complete intro riff to “I Walk the Line”, complete with tabs and strumming instructions. I’ll start with an easy version that focuses only on the bass notes (no chords or strumming), and from there I’ll show a moderate version that adds single chord strums to the mix. Finally, I’ll show an advanced version that adds muted strummming and the characteristic “boom-chicka” percussion style. Wherever your skill level is, you’ll find what you need to learn this classic song’s intro.

Here’s the timestamps for this video:

0:00 Lesson overview
2:19 Variation 1: bass notes only
13:26 Variation 2: adding simple chord strums
21:27 Variation 3: adding muted “boom-chicka” strumming
25:18 Farewell

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  1. Great lesson, thank you!!!

  2. Mario Jorge Vieira Da Silva

    Boa noite aqui do Brasil seria possível San Francisco nights do cantor Harpo com os solos da introdução e o solo do meio da música obrigado um abraço.

  3. Paul van Huet - Vanhamuziek

    Excellent instruction. in particular the table of contents. I really like that. Thank you very much

  4. Thank you so much for sharing this!

  5. TheMusicLover1959

    Thanks for this great lesson!

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  8. Thank you for the lesson and all you do very much appreciate it

  9. I think this is my favorite lesson, and I am glad you updated this lesson.

  10. Danke a great way of. Teaching

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