Learn to play A Horse With No Name Guitar lesson- Death Cab for Cutie sample guitar lesson. This segment explains basic elements on how to play the song.
I Will Follow You into the Dark by Death Cab for Cutie Acoustic Guitar Lesson with Neil Hogan A Horse With No Name The Campfire Version This preview is a part of a Complete Free Lesson available at TotallyGuitars.com [A Horse with No Name] Hey today I want to take a quick look at a really fun sing-a-long song. This is going to be part of what I call the Campfire series which is going to be our songs that you just got a strong could be very simple strum just all the way through with relatively simple chords. So we’re going to take a look today at A Horse with No name, America Tune 1970 that is just a great campfire tune. You only need to know two chords. Now you can play with all kinds of complicated chords, anyway you can do all kinds of neat stuff. We’re not going to do that in this lesson yet because when they would play this with 3 guitars they would be able to make all kinds of cool layers and sounds and leads and double leads coming down in Harmony we’re not doing that not part of the campfire series. So what I want to talk about today with A Horse with no Name is the two chords you have to play to simple chords. One you heard of and played a lot. Em, second finger on the 5th string at the 5th, 2nd fret and 3rd finger on the 4th string at the 2nd fret, tuning numbers all around, actually because the numbers in the name of the next chord I’m about to give you that’s going to sound really scary. So anyway our first chord is Em and our 2nd chord all we do really to play is split these two fingers your 2nd finger moves from a 5th string to the 6th string and your 3rd finger moves from the 4th string to the 2nd string. Nice, really dissonant, well dissonant not meaning but airy open sounding chord. Kind of bland middle chords, we’re going from Em to a chord that is part of the D family of chords. It’s a D chord with F# in the base because we’ve got the 2nd finger of this on 6th string playing our F#. We also have an open B and an open E. E would be the 6th note of a D chord making this a D6 but E would be a 9th note of a D scale making it an add 9. I got that, this chord. D6 add 9 with F# in the base. Okay one of the longest names record that is no hard plate in Em so that’s all you got to do is keep those two chords from going back and 4th. Now you could do it with a very simple strumming pattern that’s one of the things that is so cool the campfire songs. If I just played 1 strum in this song I would do this. [Demonstration] And everybody would still know what song we’re about to break into.