In today’s free guitar video lesson, I will be showing you how to play ‘Down On The Corner’ on guitar. Specifically, I will show you how to play this popular Credence Clearwater Revival tune in a very simple, beginner-ish way. We will then look at some tabs, covering the intro. Lastly, in the second part, I will show you an alternative that uses the same chords, but with a slightly more advanced strumming pattern.
Before I show you everything you need to know in more detail, please download the worksheet I prepared for you here:
Okay, let’s look at the chords first. We will need a C-Major, G-Major and an F-Major chord. I know, some of you might sigh by the sheer thought of having to play a bar chord. But I think this song is actually a great opportunity for you to practice the F-Chord. For those of you who still struggle with it, please check out the two lessons below I created around this chord.
Good, I think now you should be ready to watch the ‘Down On The Corner’ Guitar Lesson and Video Tutorial. Remember, please use the worksheet along with the lesson, then things should fall into place rather quickly:
As for the strumming patterns, if you’re on a beginner level, then definitely stick to the first version using simple down strokes and counts of 4. And as usual, once you’re comfortable with the chord sequence and chord changes, you can move on an try the more advanced strumming pattern that I explained in the second part of the tutorial.
That’s it for today. I hope I was able to equip you with everything you need to know to learn to play Down On the Corner by CCR. For any question, please leave a comment below.