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Guitar Practice 2 I Walk The Line Johnny Cash

2018-08-15 ZackGuitar

Guitar Practice

Daily Guitar Practice 2 I Walk The Line Johnny Cash

Today I will continue with the A chord, D chord, and E chord, but put more emphasis on the song I started yesterday: I walk the line by Johnny Cash. Also to try out the “bom chika” strumming: base - down up.

  1. Warm up

    • Finger stretch.
    • Left hand: walking the notes; right hand: picking the notes.
  2. Revision: A, D, E Chords

    • Left hand: positions of fingers.
    • Right hand: all down strumming & base - down up.
  3. Song: I Walk The Line by Johnny Cash

    • Chords: E A E A D A E A
    • All down strum, 4 strums (1 bar) for each chord.

I Walk the Line
Johnny Cash
[Chorus]
         E                            A
I keep a close watch on this heart of mine
          E                      A
I keep my eyes wide open all the time.
           D                         A
I keep the ends out for the tie that binds
               E                A
Because you're mine, I walk the line
[Verse]
         E                           A
I find it very, very easy to be true
          E                      A
I find myself alone when each day is through
           D                         A
Yes, I'll admit that I'm a fool for you
               E                A
Because you're mine, I walk the line
         E                            A
As sure as night is dark and day is light
          E                      A
I keep you on my mind both day and night
           D                         A
And happiness I've known proves that it's right
               E                A
Because you're mine, I walk the line
[Chorus]
         E                            A
You've got a way to keep me on your side
          E                      A
You give me cause for love that I can't hide
           D                         A
For you I know I'd even try to turn the tide
               E                A
Because you're mine, I walk the line

Listen to the song:

Justin’s lesson of this song:

How to play A major chord

The number on the blue circle indicates the finger: 1: index finger; 2: middle finger; 3: ring finger; 4: pinky. And the blue X means you don’t play that string(s).

Here is the guitar tab for A major chord.

A Major Guitar Chord

How to play D major chord

Here is the guitar tab for D major chord.

D Major Guitar Chord

How to play E major chord

Here is the guitar tab for E major chord.

E Major Guitar Chord