Take me Home Country Roads Guitar Lesson

Learn how to play Take Me Home, Country Roads by John Denver with this free guitar lesson. This song was written by John Denver, Taffy Nivert and Bill Danoff, and was included in Denver’s album: Poems Prayers & Promises. This is probably John Denver’s most widely recognized hit single.  You can learn about the history behind this song over at Wikipedia.

Like many other songs floating around online, there is more than one way to play this song. It all depends on your level of guitar playing.

In this particular lesson,  Mark Easley, the gentleman below, teaches this song with a guitar capo on the second fret.  If you are not already familiar with a capo, check out a post I put together a while back on How To Use a Guitar Capo.

Back to the lesson… You will need to know the following chord shapes to play this song:  G Major, E Minor, D Major, C Major, F Major and D7


As Performed by John Denver:

Video Lesson from YouTube:

A big thanks to Mark Easley for making this video lesson available.  You can learn more about Mark and see more of his videos by checking out his YouTube Channel Here.

Additional Resources

More Information About This Song From Wikipedia

Take Me Home Country Roads Chords & Lyrics

Take Me Home Country Roads Guitar Tab

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  1. C. Ice says

    OK I’m a real knot head…On the strumming pattern all I see is you hand going up and down, cant tell if your hitting the strings on the down or up stroke, Other then that liked the video. I see on some sites that the strumming pattern is B-D-D-U-D-U is this correct?

    Christopher Ice

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