Folsom Prison Blues
♦ Review finger positions for the E, E7, A and B7 chords
♦ Practice rhythm pattern utilizing single bass notes and strumming
♦ Play the full song smoothly and in tempo
We will keep it on the country side for your next song and play Folsom Prison Blues.
Before we work on the song itself let’s take a moment and prepare how we are going to approach this one.
The tab diagram below illustrates how we will play each of the individual chords while incorporating single note bass picking.
In the first measure we play the single note 6th string, which is the “one” beat, then do a down stroke on the E chord.
Then repeat the same for the second half of the measure only, this time, picking the note on the 2nd fret of the 5th string before doing the down stroke on the E chord.
The A and B7 chords are played in similar fashion.
Take this very slow to begin with.
Now let's play the song!
The other verses just repeat the same chord progression so now you know the whole song!