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I Stopped Askin' Why: Intro - Acoustic

 

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The acoustic guitar will come in with the rest of the band on the V chord of the progression because the lead guitar is doing a pickup line on it's own.

Here is where the capo becomes immediately apparent. We'll be voicing an open E chord, but because we have the capo on the 1st fret, it's actually up one half step and we'll be hearing F major. When we play an open A shaped chord, we'll hear a Bb.

Be sure that you spend some time trying to get the strumming right, hitting the low strings first, then the high ones. You shouldn't have to think too hard about this; it should be so ingrained in your strumming that it's second nature.

You have to be very consistent with your right hand and let your wrist relax. Don't squeeze the pick too hard because it'll lead to your hand cramping up.

All these things combined are part of Johnny Cash's steady rhythm playing, so try to really hone in on getting the right feel because we'll be doing a lot of strumming today!
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