Red Solo Cup is as much fun to play now, as when it first came out. So to help you learn this great Toby Keith song. I put together this Guitar Lesson with Red Solo Cup Guitar Chords.
Look what is in the Red Solo Cup Chords Guitar Lesson:
- Red Solo Cup Guitar Chords
- How to Play Red Solo Cup
- Lyrics to Red Solo Cup
- Strumming Pattern Red Solo Cup
- Bonus Video Guitar Tutorial Red Solo Cup Guitar Lesson
So if this sounds like fun to you stick around. Grab your guitar and I will teach you How to Play Red Solo Cup Guitar Chords in this Guitar Lesson.
Red Solo Cup Guitar Chords
First let’s take a look at the chords that are in the song. If you need help with reading a chord diagram. Here is a quick resource to help How to read chord charts.
The song is in the Key of A Major. These are the chords in the song. A E Bm Key Change B C# F#
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Playing the A Major Guitar Chord The first Chord in Red Solo Cup
- Place Your first finger on the 4th string. The D string. At the second fret.
- Your second finger is on the 3rd string. Which is the G string. Also at the second fret.
- Then your third finger is on the B string. At the second fret. This is the 2nd string.
- When strumming don’t play the 5th or 6th strings.
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How to Position Your Fingers to Make a E Chord
- 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.
How To Play the Bm Chord on Guitar
- Place your first finger at the 2nd fret across all the strings. Like a Capo!
- Your second finger is on the B string. (2nd String). At the 3rd fret.
- Next place your third finger on the 4th string. Which is the A string. At the 4th fret.
- Then your pinkie is under that finger. Put it on the 3rd string. Also at the 4th fret.
- When strumming don’t strum the E string. The 6th string.
Pro Note- When Playing the Bm chord. Use your first finger to Nudge it up against the 6th string. So if when strumming you accidentally hit the 6th string. It will be muted.
Finger Position of the B chord
- 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).
Next is the C#. Which is played the Same way as the B but moved up to the 4th fret.
C# Finger Position
- Place your first finger at the 4th fret of the 5th string. (A string).
- Your third finger is on strings 4, 3, and 2, at the 6th fret.
- Don’t play the E string. (6th string).
F# Barre Chord Finger Position
- Your first finger is across all the strings at the second fret. Like a Capo.
- Place your second finger on the 3rd string. (G string). At the third fret.
- Then place your third finger on the 5th string. The A string, on the 4th fret.
- Under the third finger is your pinkie. Also at the 4th fret on the 4th string.
- You can strum all the strings when playing the F# Bar Chord.
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Chord Progression and strumming to Red Solo Cup
Of course you can strum any song. I like to add some walk up bass line. Especially when your playing by yourself it gives it a little more pizzazz.
This is how I start the song. By gently holding your fretting hand on the strings. And then strumming. Down Down Up Down Up Down Up Down Up Down Up Down Down Up Up Down.
After that There is a walk up to the A chord. Play the open E string, and then place your first finger on the second fret of the 6th string. Play the sixth string. Next with your third finger. Placed on the 4th fret of the 6th string. Pick the 6th string again. Then play the open A string. Which is the 5th string. And then strum the A chord.
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Playing the A Chord Using the Bass Line Strumming
What you want to do is play the Bass line of the chord. First is the open A string. Pick the 5th string with no frets covered. Then strum the A chord. After that pick the open 6th string. You want to pick and strum back and fourth.
This song is in 4/4 timing so the beat is 1 2 3 4. Play the A two times through. Then the chord progression goes to the Bm Chord.
Picking the Bass Notes of the Bm Chord
This kind of playing is found a lot in Country songs. Here is how to play the Bm chord. After positioning your fingers on the frets. Then pick the A string. And strum the Bm chord. Place your first finger on the 2nd fret of the 6th string. Play the 6th string. Then strum the Bm. Again you are going back in forth from picking and strumming.
The Bm chord is played for four beats. One measure. Then the progression goes to the E chord.
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Red Solo Cup E Chords Country Style Playing
Is this why its called “picking and a grinning”? It is so much fun! When playing the E chord. You want to pick the E string and strum the E chord. Then You pick the A string, and strum the E chord again. The E chord is played for one measure or 4 beats.
After playing the E, then there is a walk up back to the A chord. Then the next verse starts. This continues through out the song.
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Arpeggiating the E Chord
In the song Red Solo Cup, when Toby Keith starts talking about his red solo cup. What happens in the song is your playing the E chord. Then Arpeggiate the chord. Just strum down one string at a time. This is when the talking begins.
When the music begins now you start playing three different chords. And here are the chords you are going to play. B C# and F#. You are still playing in the key of A Major.
The Walk Up in Red Solo Cup
There is a walk up to the B chord. And the notes that you are going to play start on the 6th string. Start by placing your first finger on the second fret. Then play the E string. Using your third finger. Place it on the fourth fret. Still on the 6th string. Play the sixth string again.
And then with your pinkie placed on the sixth fret. On the sixth string. Pick the sixth string. Then go right to Playing the B chord.
When playing the B chord you are going to pick the 5th string. Then strum the chord. Next move your first finger off of the 5th string. And place it on the 6th string. At the second fret. Play the 6th string. Then strum the B chord again. Play the B for two measure and go to the C#.
Playing the C# in Red Solo Cup
Playing the C# chord is easy. Once you have learned how to play the B chord. Your fingers are in the same shape. But you are going to move up two frets. Starting on the fourth fret. Again picking the same strings and strumming in between. Two measures are played of the C# and then go to F#.
The last chord to learn in the chord progression is the F#. Once you have your fretting hand set up to play the F#. This is what you are going to do next. Pick the 6th string, then strum the F# chord. Then pick the 5th string and strum the F#. Play one measure of the F#. And then repeat to the end of the song.
Red Solo Cup Lyrics
Now a red solo cup is the best receptacle For barbecues tailgates fairs and festivals And you sir do not have a pair of testicles If you prefer drinking from glass. A red solo cup is cheap and disposable And in 14 years they are decomposeable But unlike my home they are not forecloseable Freddie Mac can kiss my ass. Woo Red solo cup I fill you up Lets have a party lets have a party I love you red solo cup. I fill you up Proceed to party, Proceed to party Now I really love how your easy to stack But I really hate how your easy to crack 'cause when beer runs down the front of my back Well that my friend is quite yucky But I have to admit that the ladies get smitten Admiring how sharply my first name is written On you with a sharpie when I get to hitting On you to help me get lucky! Red solo cup I fill you up Lets have a party lets have a party I love you red solo cup. I fill you up Proceed to party, Proceed to party Now I've seen you in blue and I've seen you in yellow But only you red will do for this fellow, 'cause you are the Abbot to my Costello And you are the fruit to my loom Red solo cup your more than just plastic Your more than amazing, your more than fantastic And believe me that I'm not the least bit sarcastic When I look at you and say... Red solo cup, you're not just a cup. Your my friend, Life Long .. Thanks for being my friend! Red solo cup I fill you up Lets have a party lets have a party I love you red solo cup. I fill you up Proceed to party, Proceed to party Red solo cup I fill you up, Lets have a party Lets have a party lets have a party I love you red solo cup. I fill you up Proceed to party, Proceed to party Yeah Source
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What Album is Red Solo Cup on?
Red Solo Cup was released in October of 2011. And was sung by Toby Keith on his Album Clancy’s Tavern. See Current Price on Amazon.