I was working on a list of guitar lessons for my YouTube channel. When I came across this oldie but a goody Garth Brooks song. When I decided I will do a guitar lesson and call it: Two of a Kind Workin’ on a Full House Chords.
What will be in this guitar lesson? Two of a Kind Workin’ on a Full House Chords.
- Two of a Kind Workin’ on a Full House Chords.
- Strumming Pattern to Two of a Kind Workin’ on a Full House.
- Chord Progression to Two of a Kind Workin’ on a Full House.
- Lyrics to Two of a Kind Workin’ on a Full House.
- Bonus Video
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Let’s Start With Two of a Kind Workin’ on a Full House Chords
What makes this an easy song on guitar are the open chords. They are All Major Chords, A, D, G. and E There is some Alternate picking of the Bass notes that is found a lot in Country music. But i’m getting ahead of myself. Take a look at the chord diagrams below.
When Making the A Major chord in the open position here is how to place your fingers.
- Your first finger is on the 4th string, at the 2nd fret.
- Next place your second finger on the 3rd string, at the 2nd fret.
- Then your third finger is on the 2nd string, at the 2nd fret.
- When strumming the A chord you don’t play the 6th string.
If you need help reading chord diagrams take a quick look at how to read chord charts.
Below is how to place your fingers for the D Major chord in the open position.
When strumming the D Major chord in the open position don’t play the 5th or 6th strings.
- Place your first finger on the 3rd string, at the 2nd fret.
- The second finger is on the 1st string, at the 2nd fret.
- Your third finger is on the 2nd string, at the 3rd fret.
Related Article: How to play a D minor Chord.
The next chord in the line up is the G chord. There are a few ways to play the G chord. depending on where you place your second finger. Some people play the G chord with there second finger on the 5th string. Like me, that is more comfortable. Others play the G chord with there first finger on the 5th string. Here is one way to play the G chord.
- Place Your first finger on the 5th string, at the 2nd fret.
- Put your second finger on the 6th string, at the 3rd fret.
- Then your third finger is on the 1st string, at the 3rd fret.
- You can play all the strings when strumming the G chord.
Finger Position of the E Major chord in the open position.
- Put your first finger on the 1st fret of the 3rd string.
- Place your second finger on the 2nd fret of the 5th string.
- And your third finger is on the 2nd fret of the 4th string.
- Strum all strings.
Now that you know what chords are in the song. Let’s take a look at the unique style of playing these chords.
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Strumming Pattern to Two of a Kind Workin’ on a Full House
When your playing the chords you want to pick the bass notes first then strum the chord. This style of playing is heard a lot in country songs.
Let me explain how to play the rhythm that you are hearing in the song. I will show you with each individual chord. Because the strings that you will be picking are different.
So lets start with the A chord. Once your fretting hand is set up to play the A chord. What you will want to do is pick the Bass note of the A chord. The lowest pitched note in the A chord. Is the A string. Which is the 5th string.
Pick the A string and then strum the A chord. Then Play the 4th string and strum the A chord again. Try not to play the 6th string. It won’t sound good!
Practice picking the A string, strum, then pick the 4th string and strum. Take your time and go slow until you can Alternate the picking and strumming, then move to the D chord.
Picking Out the Rhythm of the D Chord
We are going to pick and strum the D chord. So after you have your fretting hand in position to play the D chord. You are going to want to pick the bass note of the D chord. If you want to learn the basics to help with your fretting hand. Take a look at 10 things every beginner guitar player needs to know.
When I say bass note, what I mean is the lowest note in the D chord. Lowest pitch. Which you will find is the D string. Which is the 4th sting.
What you want to do is pick the 3rd string and then strum the D chord. Then pick the 4th string and strum the D chord. Again practice doing this smoothly.
Remember you don’t want to play the 5th or 6th string.
The next chord is the G chord. You need to position your fingers on the strings to make the G chord. Then Pick the lowest G note. Which you will find on the 3rd fret of the 6th string. If you want to learn how to know where the notes are on the guitar take a look at Guitar Bootcamp.
You are going to pick the 6th string and strum the G chord. Then pick the 5th string and strum the chord. Practice picking and strumming the G chord.
Finally we have the E chord. By now you may have figured out we want to play the lowest pitch E note. Which is the E string, the 6th string. Pick the 6th string and then the 5th string. If you like this style of picking it is in also Til a Tear Becomes a Rose By Keith Whitley.
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Chord Progression to Two of a Kind Workin’ on a Full House
This song is pretty straight forward. Here is the chord progression to Two of a Kind Working on a Full House. A D D
In the Intro of the song the chords are A D and D. The beginning starts out on A then it goes to D. Then there is a walk back to the D chord.
How to play the walk up to the D chord: Pick the open A string. Which is the 5th string. Play the B note, at the 2nd fret of the 5th string. Then the 4th fret of the 5th string. Which is the C# note. Pronounced C Sharp. Next play the open 4th string and strum the D chord.
The verse starts, but you don’t play the chord immediately. The sound of that D chord you just strummed is ringing out. Just think about the song. The next chord doesn’t begin until after “Shes my lady luck and I’m her wild card man”. After that you play the D chord again.
Next is G, D, A, D, Then another walk up. The same as what we just covered. D,G,D,A,D another walk up.
But this time you play the open A string. Which is the 5th string. Next play the 1st fret of the 5th string. Then the 2nd fret of the 5th string.
After the walk up you go to the G chord. D, E, A. When you get to the A chord. Strum down one time and stop the sound of the A chord. With your fretting hand.
The way you stop the ringing out of the strings is by releasing the pressure off of the strings with your fretting hand. Don’t remove your fingers completely. Then at the same time use your strumming hand to mute the strings with the palm of your hand.
D chord again, then G D A D. At the end of the song there is a little slide. It’s pretty cool.
Related Article: What’s the difference between D minor chord and D Major chord.
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Your going to play the A chord D chord. Do that same walk up that we have been playing through out the song. Go back to the A chord. Then you slide from the 2nd fret on the 4th string to the 4th fret. Then come down the neck one fret at a time. Until you get back to the 2nd fret.
So you slide from 2 to 4, then , 3, 2 open D string, and strum the D chord.
I hope this has been of help to you. There are some other songs that are Easy songs on guitar if you want to learn some more songs. Now all you need to complete this song are the lyrics. Take a look at the words to the song below.
Lyrics to Two of a Kind Workin’ on a Full House
Yeah, she’s my lady luck. Hey, I’m her wild card man. Together we’re building up a real hot hand. We live out in the country. Hey, she’s my little queen of the south. Yeah, we’re two of a kind Working on a full house.
She wakes me every morning with a smile and a kiss. Her strong country loving is hard to resist. She’s my easy loving woman, i’m her hard working man, no doubt. Yea, we’re two of a kind working on a full house.
Yeah, a pickup truck is her limousine. And her favorite dress is her faded blue jeans.
She loves me tender when the going gets tough. Sometimes we fight just so we can make up.
Lord I need that little woman like the crops need the rain. She’s my honeycomb and I’m her sugar cane. We really fit together if you know what I’m talking about. Yeah, we’re two of a kind working on a full house.
This time I found a keeper, I made up my mind. Lord the perfect combination is her heart and mine. The sky’s the limit, no hill is too steep. We’re playing for fun, but we’re playing for keeps.
So draw the curtain, honey. Turn the lights down low. We’ll find some country music on the radio. I’m yours and you’re mine Hey, that’s what it’s all about. Yeah we’re two of a kind
working on a full house.
Lordy, mama, we’ll be two of a kind
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