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Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way: Introduction

 

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What’s up, it's Mike from Guitar Tricks, teaching you "Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way" as made famous by Waylon Jennings. This is a country classic that features a solid acoustic and electric rhythm groove and some textbook country licks.

This song features 3 guitar layers. Guitar 1 is an acoustic guitar that alternates between only two chords with a solid strumming groove. Guitar 2 is a clean electric guitar with a flanger slowly sweeping that adds a lot of texture to the mix. Guitar 3 is a clean electric guitar that adds some great leads and fills throughout.

The tune starts out with a steady groove using a two chord progression that's played throughout the entire song. Guitars 1 and 2 play the chord progression together, and lock in to provide a rock solid foundation and big wall of sound. Guitar 3 chimes in after verse 1 and 3 with some quick fills, and also after verse 2 and 4 for some extended country lead playing.

To play this tune using only one guitar, simply play the acoustic guitar all the way through!

In the following lessons, we'll talk about steady acoustic strumming, barre chords, and textbook country licks and fills. We are in the key of B major, with a 4/4 time signature, at a tempo of 113 BPM.