You probably found the same thing as me. When you look into google to find out what the easiest Country song to learn on guitar. You get lists of songs. But if you want to know the #1 easy Country song, then your in the right place.
What is the Easiest Country song to learn on guitar? What is the easiest Country song to learn on guitar is Living on Tulsa Time, By Don Williams. Why is it the Easiest? You can play with two easy chords. The strumming pattern is easy too. Learn this and more in this guitar lesson.
In this guitar lesson I’m going to show you what’s the easiest Country song to learn on guitar. If your ready grab your guitar and let’s get started.
What is the Easiest Country Song to Learn on Guitar Chords
First things first; the chords. There are just two easy chords in this Country Song and they are E and B. If you need to know how to read a chord diagram. Then take a look at this quick lesson how to read chord charts.
E Chord Finger Position
- Place your first finger on the 3rd string. (G string). At the first fret.
- Your second finger is on the A string. (5th string). Also at the second fret.
- Then your third finger is on the D string. 4th string, second fret.
- When strumming the E chord you can strum all the strings.
B Chord Finger Position
- Place your first finger at the 2nd fret of the 5th string. (A string).
- Your third finger is on strings 4, 3, and 2, at the 5th fret.
- Don’t play the E string. (6th string).
Pro Tip – When you are playing the B chord. You can mute the 6th string. Simply push your first finger slightly against the 6th string. So that when you are strumming, if you accidentally hit the 6th string it will be muted and won’t ring out.
To learn more about how to fret the strings properly take a look at the 10 things every beginner guitar player needs to know.
Easy Beginner strumming Pattern for Tulsa Time
Another reason why this is the easiest Country song to learn on guitar is the strumming pattern. And it goes like this. D D U U D U. Which is translated to Down Down Up Up Down Up. Down Down Up Up Down Up.
Practice that and then we need a chord progression. And also I will have the chord sheet this should help with playing this song.
Tulsa Time Chord Progression
The Intro is easy peasy 2 E’s. E E.
Then the verse goes like this E E E E, B B B B B, E E E E E, B B B B B.
Chorus is E E, B B B B B.
Interlude E E E E, B B B B, E.
The outro is the same as the chorus and fades out.
It is really hard to see with just letters of the chord. But I’m telling you it is easy to play. And it will make more sense when you see it on the chord sheet that I made to help you learn this great song.
Just click the button to get the chord Sheet. To print out and help you practice.
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Intro to Tulsa Time
At the very beginning of the song there is a walk up to the intro. It’s a little solo part and very memorable. But it is a lot easier than it sounds. In fact it can be played on just two strings. The 5th and 6th strings.
If you want to get the Tab to see how easy it really is just click the button.
Advanced Country Strumming
As a beginner you can just strum the chords. But if you want to play it just like the song. Here is how it is done.
When you play the E chord this is how to play it. After setting up your fingers to fret the E chord. Then pick the open E string. The 6th string. Strum the E chord. After strumming the E chord. Pick the 5th string. And strum the E chord again.
That is done back and fourth. You are counting to 4. Pick the open 6th strings- that’s 1. Strum is 2. Then 3 is picking the 5th string. And strumming again is 4. This is one measure. The song is in 4/4 time. Just keep counting to 4.
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Playing the B Chord Country style
When playing the B chord its the same. As far as counting to 4. First make the B chord. Once you have that set up. You want to pick the 5th string. Which is the A string. Then strum the B chord. Don’t play the 6th string yet.
Then place your first finger on the E string. The 6th string. Pick the 6th string. And strum the B chord. Again you are counting to 4. Each little step which is a beat. 1. Picking the A string. 2. strumming the B chord. 3. Picking the E string. 4. Strumming the B chord.
And really it’s as simple as that. Go ahead and try it.
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Living on Tulsa Time Lyrics By Don Williams
I left Oklahoma driving in a Pontiac Just about to loose my mind I was going to Arizona, Maybe on to California Where the people all live so fine My baby said I's crazy, My mama called me Lazy I was going to show them all this time 'cause you know I ain't no fulling I don't need no more schooling I was born to just walk the line Living on Tulsa Time Living on Tulsa Time Well, you know I've been through it When I set my watch back to it Living on Tulsa Time Well there I was in Hollywood Wishing I was doing good Talking on the telephone line But they don't need me in the movies And Nobody sings my songs I guess I'm just a wasting time Well then I got to thinking Man I'm really sinking I really had a flash this time I had no business leaving and nobody would be grieving If I went on back to Tulsa Time Living on Tulsa Time Living on Tulsa Time gonna set my watch back to it 'cause you know I've been through it Living on Tulsa Time Living on Tulsa Time Living on Tulsa Time gonna set my watch back to it 'cause you know I've been through it Living on Tulsa Time Source
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