The Dance – Garth Brooks (Beginner Guitar Lesson)

One of the greatest songs ever recorded “The Dance” by Garth Brooks uses 4 chords throughout the entire song. Learn more details of finger picking here: Get DVD and more lessons at
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  1. Could you please do a lesson of Barrett baber version of " I'd love to lay you down " Thanks and merry Christmas!

  2. Love the video and this song but I'm having issues with catching how many beats I play each cord. I'm trying to write it down and you play but I'm struggling lol

  3. Christine Shultz

    I like your teaching personality. Could you spend a bit more time on the chords and maybe an up close of the fret as you make them. Even for a beginner with a few months practice under their belt some of these are new chords but I'd love to understand them in more detail and slower. Hopefully that makes sense. Think you could do Father Along by Brad Paisley? Love that school but I haven't found a good tutorial yet.

  4. You think you could type out the pattern you're doing? I'm no good at looking. Lol. Thanks.

  5. Lps SparksandFire

    For the whole refrain I got confused on the notes, could anyone help by telling me the notes and the number of times they are strung please? ;~;

  6. You only use those three chords for every song

  7. awesome video .any chance u can learn Song of good hope by glen hansard.

  8. Garth cries too much to be the MAN

  9. I am gettin no sound on any of your vids

  10. when you watch someone playing guitar the first thing you think is "wow it's amazing how he knows the chords and changes so well" but then when you start learning you realise that the hardest part is actually the part you thought looked easiest, the strumming.

  11. Hey Matt, absolutely love your teaching methods. God gives people special talents and for you my friend is that you can play and also pass what you know onto others……… NOW here's something I'd like to request. Chris ledouxs song seventeen. I bet a lot of people would love to here song ledoux. Songs

  12. Hey Matt can't tell you how much you've helped me out brother. This is one of my favorite songs. By chance do you know of an easy way to play Friends in Low Places. Gonna be playing my first gig at a local country bar and I can't not play it. Thanks again buddy God bless.

  13. Matt, I love the video's please keep em' coming. Quick question though…when finger picking could you let me know which ones your picking? I can't tell if it's the 6th and 1st string or 6th and 2nd. Thanks bro, and God bless.

  14. I was named after the song… My name is Chance.

  15. This is a great tutorial! This song means a lot to me… dad passed away last year in April and this was supposed to be our song for our Father Daughter dance at my wedding.

  16. very good this will be my second song I'll learn and you have taught me both first was you should be here still needs work but go check it out matt thanks God bless

  17. awesome job…..would love to see you do a video on how to play "Keeper of the stars" One of my all time favorites

  18. is there a way to play the intro part on guitar…? I know the record uses a piano but I'd like to learn it on guitar if possible

  19. Thanks for the video!

  20. Thanks, my wife took me to a Garth Brooks concert and I wanted to learn her favorite song. This was step by step instruction with great attitude and tips. Like you said, I hope you have a great day and God Bless you.

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