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Folsom Prison Blues 

This lesson is part of the course Beginning Guitar with Adrianne Serna.
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Learn to play guitar from scratch and sing some of your favorite songs with simple but powerful chords and strum patterns. Includes 24 great songs to play, with chord and lyric sheets. 
 
 
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Gillian Welch’s song “Orphan Girl” was first recorded by Emmylou Harris on her classic Wrecking Ball album, and Welch recorded the song, which has become a bluegrass jam session favorite, on her debut recording, Revival. You can play “Orphan Girl” with just three chords—G, C, and D—and the bass down-up strum, with or without an alternating bass, whichever you choose. Adrianne shows you which bass strings to alternate for each chord and how to accent the second and fourth beats of each measure.  
 
 
 
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Folsom Prison Blues 
Folsom Prison Blues 
 
Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues” is a country classic and a great song for beginners. It’s played in the key of E, with E, A7, and B7 chords, and Adrianne plays it with a capo at the first fret, to match Cash’s recording on Live at Folsom Prison. You can use the bass down-up or down down-up strums and Adrianne shows you how to play an alternating bass pattern on the E, A7, and B7 chords.

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