A Horse With No Name by America – Guitar Lesson

Learn how to play “A Horse With No Name by America with this free acoustic guitar lesson. Released in 1972, “A Horse With No Name” was America’s first and most successful single.  It topped the charts in several different countries and was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. You can read more about this song over at Wikipedia.

Below are two videos. The first is a video that will teach you how to play this song on guitar. It was made by the folks over at Next Level Guitar.  These guys produce a lot of great instructional videos for guitar.   Definitely check them out when you have time.  The second video is the original song as performed by the band America.

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As David from Next Level Guitar demonstrates  below, this song only has two chords, which makes this song very easy to play.  It was one of the first songs I learned on acoustic guitar.  The two chords you will need to know for this song are:  E Minor and a D6 Add 9 Chord which David will explain how to play.  I know, it sounds like a complicated chord, but it really is very easy to play. Enjoy!

The Original Song as Performed by America

Additional Resources:

Click here for more information on this song from Wikipedia

A Horse With No Name Guitar Chords and Lyrics

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  1. scott says

    u rock!!ive been taking lessons for a couple weeks now(1 lesson a week.)and with the little bit of exercises ive been doing .i was getting bored.now u gave me this song that i can use to pratice with .thanks again.

  2. John says

    Thanks for the great lesson. This is the best lesson explained in a way that a beginner can understand and start to play some of my first songs. I hope I can find more of your lessons. Thanks.

  3. Laura B says

    Thank you for a great quick lesson. It’s nice to be able to play something I can recognize so soon :-)

  4. Christine Myers says

    Loved horse with no name even I could follow its simple chords and instruction.

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