As you learn to play this fingerstyle arrangement of Take Me Home, Country Roads, be sure to frequently return to the performance as a good reference point and guide.
D A D G B E
G without capo (A with)
Take Me Home, Country Roads was written by John Denver, Bill Danoff and Taffy Nivert. The song was released in 1971 and has gone on to be one of John Denver’s most successful and loved songs. In this lesson, we’re learning a fingerstyle arrangement of this classic singalong.
Whilst the song itself is very simple to play and uses only very basic chords, this arrangement is actually quite advanced. You can expect to find some large stretches, difficult grips, awkward alternating bass lines and a rather tricky strumming technique that you may find difficult to get to groove. Whatever you do, don’t let that deter you as there’s so much you can learn just from this one piece.
OK, let’s start learning how to play Take Me Home, Country Roads.