If you want to learn how to play Tin Man By Miranda Lambert then your in the right place. I thought about how I could make it a little easier for you to learn how to play this song. So I set out to make a Tin Man Guitar Lesson Miranda Lambert (Chords).
So what will you get in this free Tin Man Guitar Lesson? Tin Man Guitar Lesson Miranda Lambert (Chords), the Chord Progression, and Strumming Pattern. All the Chord diagrams to make it easier to play. Then the song Lyrics, and a Bonus Video. Oh and some helpful tips to get that great guitar sound that is heard through out the song.
Are you ready to learn this Miranda Lambert Tin Man song on guitar? If so, grab your guitar and lets get to it!
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Tin Man Guitar Lesson Miranda Lambert (Chords)
First let’s start with what chords are in the song. There are four easy open chords. They are G C D Em. The Em is in only played in the chorus. Let me show you how to play the chords. We will start with the G Major chord shown below.
When you are making a G Major open chord you strum all the strings. Here are how your fingers are positioned.
- Your second finger is located at the second fret, of the fifth string
- Place your third finger on the sixth string, at the third fret
- Then your pinkie is on the first string, at the third fret
The Next Chord Diagram is the C major chord.
Here is where you place your fingers to make the C chord.
- Place your first finger on the first fret of the second string
- Your second finger is on the fourth string, at the second fret
- Then your third finger is on the fifth string, at the third fret
- When playing the C chord you just play the first five strings
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Em is the next chord. Take a look at the E minor chord. Which is the next chord diagram.
When playing the Em chord you can strum all the strings. Here is where to place your fingers:
- First off place your second finger on the fifth string, at the second fret
- Then your third finger is on the fourth string, at the second fret
Nice and easy!
The last chord we have in this line up is the D chord. Take a look at how to play the D Major chord in the diagram below.
- Place your first finger on the third string at the second fret
- Next place your second finger on the first string, also at the second fret
- Your third finger is then placed on the second string, at the third fret
- When strumming the D chord only strum the first four strings.
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Tin Man Guitar Lesson-Chord Progression
In this song it has as you saw a lot of easy chords. The chord progression is pretty straight forward. The difficulty comes with playing the rhythm. Not to worry though we are going to cover all of that in a minute.
The chord progression for the Tin Man Verses is: G C D G C D. Then you have the chorus. The chord progression in Tin Man chorus is: G Em C G, G Em C D. Like I said simple enough. There is a couple of things that make the song. And that is the strumming and the walk up in the chorus. Let me show you.
The Intro of the song starts out playing the G chord. It is strummed 3 times. Which further on is the actual strumming pattern. I want to explain the chord progression first.
Then the verse starts. When the verse starts you are still on G for a measure. Then it goes to C, and then D. AFter that you play the G chord again. Then the C and D. On this second part of the verse you will notice that the song goes right from the C to the D chord.
Unlike that of the first part of the verse there is two measures of C instead of one.
After the verse when playing the chorus you start with G then there is a walk up to the Em. To get to the Em chord from the G. You emphasize the G note at the 3rd fret. Then play the 2nd fret of the 6th string, strumming all the strings. And then move to the Em chord.
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The Outro of Tin Man
Once you have played a bar of the Em. Then you go back to the G chord. Again to get to that Em you are going to pick the G string by strumming the strings, and let the bass notes ring out. Then play the second fret of that 6th string, ending on the Em chord.
This time the chorus goes to the D chord from the Em. The second verse starts with the G and the same chord progression is throughout the song.
The Outro is the simply the chorus. The chorus is played and then it fades out. Now take a look at the Rhythm.
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How to Play the Rhythm to Tin Man Miranda Lambert
First off you can just strum the chords, or you can give the song a little flare. And Raise your fingers up so that the chord that is being played rings out even more. So first lets take a look at the strumming pattern to Tin Man. Miranda Lambert does a great job of strumming this song.
The strumming pattern is DD D U UDU DD, or Down, Down, Down, Up, Up, Down, Up, Down, Down. If you need help with strumming take at a look at How to strum a guitar beginner guitar lesson.
After you have practiced that until you can strum it smooth. And be able to transition between the chords. Then try playing the chord, and raising a finger off the string. This gives a bigger sound from the guitar. Just like in the song.
Here’s how to do that.
The Secret to Strumming Tin Man By Miranda Lambert
The song starts on the G chord when you are playing the G chord you want to raise your finger off of the 5th string. Some people play the G chord where there first finger is on the 2nd fret of the 5th string.
Others will play it with there second finger on the second fret of the 5th string. In eather case you want to lift your finger off that second fret of the 5th string. This extends the sound of the strings ringing out.
You want to raise your finger up off the string on the up strum.
Next chord is the C chord. When you are playing the C chord you are going to raise your second finger off that 4th string. You want to do that on the up strum.
The next chord in the verse is the D chord you are going to raise your second finger up. If your playing the D open chord your second finger is on the high E string. The best way to describe when to raise your finger is; If you count one, two, three, and raise your finger up. When you are strumming.
This takes a little practice to strum and pick up your finger at just the right moment. I recommend to listen to the recording. This will help you tremendously.
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Tin Man Lyrics
Hey there, Mr. Tin Man
You don’t know how lucky you are
You shouldn’t spend your whole life wishing. For something bound to fall apart
Every time you’re feeling empty. Better thank your lucky stars. If you ever felt one breaking
You’d never want a heart.
ohh ohh oh, ohh ohh oh
Hey there, Mr. Tin Man
You don’t know how lucky you are. I’ve been on the road that you’re on
It didn’t get me very far. You ain’t missing nothing. Because love is so damn hard
Take it from me, darling. You don’t want a heart.
ohh ohh oh, ohh ohh oh
Hey there, Mr. Tin Man
I’m glad we talked this out. You can take mine if you want it. It’s in pieces now.
By the way there, Mr. Tin Man.
If you don’t mind the scars.
You give me your armor.
And you can have my heart. Source
ohh ohh oh, ohh ohh oh
Tin Man Strumming Pattern
The Tin Man Strumming Pattern is so much fun to play. Here is the strumming pattern to Tin Man: Down, Down, Down, Up, Up, Down, Up, Down, Down, or DD D U UDU DD. If you want to see how the chords sound extended take a look at the above article. The secret to strumming tin man by Miranda Lambert.
Tin Man Chords No Capo
You could play the song without a capo. The chords that you would be playing are the C F G and Am. The chord progression would look like this. The song starts with the C note strummed for 3 bars. Then the verse starts, you are still playing the C for 2 bars. Then play the F chord. If you need help with the F chord. Click this link to see the 5 ways to play the F chord.
Next you play the G chord. This repeats and then the chorus starts. And you play C Am and F. That repeats and then the next verse starts. When playing the Outro the song fades out when playing the same chords and humming as the chorus.
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