Summary: Either Way

This beautiful track from Chris Stapleton uses the classic drop D tuning system and has an incredibly full sound. We will be picking through a lot of individual notes to get this song correct, but it's very well worth it if you love acoustic guitar and want to advance your skills.

The Chords: Drop D Chords

Firstly, we will be tuning the low E string to a D string (which we call drop D tuning). We then add the capo to the second fret. From there, we are using basic Drop D style chords with some cool little melody lines (that Simone walks through clearly in the video). Here are those main chords that we use:

Rhythm: Counting 16th notes

The guitar part uses 16th notes. To count 16th notes you need to say "1 e and a, 2 e and a, 3 e and a, 4 eand a", which will make one bar. As for when to then strum the chords, the pattern looks like this:

    Keep Learning: Acoustic Beginners Course

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Tennessee Whiskey

This laid back track from Chris Stapleton is a real gem of a track to learn on the guitar. You have a cool melody line as well as some classic soulful chord progressions. Simone takes you through the whole song!