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  • Writer's pictureJay EuDaly

Cowboy Chords (3)

Cowboy Chords Coming Up!

Quick recap:

Who am I? This is Jay from Master Guitar School. I've been a professional guitarist/singer since 1969 and a full-time (80+ students a week) guitar/music instructor since the early '80's. You can read my bio here. I currently teach about 35 students a week and play 2-5 gigs a week. What am I doing? Next week I'm going to release my lesson series, Cowboy Chords: A Deep Dive Into 1st Position Fingerings & Application.

Last Monday I published a blog announcing the release of ALL 15 Cowboy Chords lessons in one PDF download. I included a short, 30-second promo video to give you an idea of what that looks like:

I also gave you part of the first lesson which included 2 different fingerings for G and some technique guidance. There were also links to other related free lessons. So you don't get just the chords, you get technique tips as well as links to multiple free lessons.

Two days ago, in the second blog I gave you 3 more ways to Finger G and answered a common concern:

Q: 197 fretboard diagrams is overwhelming. A: I get it. Yeah it's a lot. Pick just one of each chord then. There are plenty of million-dollar guitar-playing singer-songwriters who play G the same way every single time they play it. I give you the variations I do because there are those who want them, plus it demonstrates that I know what I'm talking about, dig?

In this blog I'm going to give you yet more fingerings for G and let you know what you need to do if you want to download this 15-lesson series.

There are several possibilities based on the G5 fingerings we learned in the previous blog. We can add the 3rd on the 2nd-string-open. Here are the two most common fingerings:

Adding a 7th to the open G voicings is common. Here are 2 voicings/fingerings:

Here's the video on the above:

I can't leave the subject of the Cowboy G chord without mentioning the, “Frog-Leg G,” also known as, “Arkansas G.” Think you know everything about open G? Check this out! get explanatory text, fretboard diagrams, links to not just one, but many, related free lessons, AND a total of 15 videos, as well as a joke or two.

​Because I've dealt with basically a single chord in these 3 blogs, and you need more than one chord for most songs (there are actually several hit songs I can think of that use a single chord), I have not given you any chord progressions. But notice in the first section of this page I gave a list of songs covered in this lesson series:

  • Refugee - Tom Petty

  • Born on the Bayou - Creedence Clearwater Revival

  • Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival

  • What I Like About You - The Romantics

  • Toes - Zac Brown Band

  • Another Saturday Night - Sam Cooke

  • With a Little Help From My Friends - The Beatles

  • Save Tonight - Eagle Eye Cherry

  • Stand by Me - Ben E. King

  • Silhouette - The Four Seasons

  • Dream - The Everly Brothers

  • Every Breath You Take - The Police

Question: So...HOW DO I GET IN ON THIS?

Answer: This coming Monday, December 11th, the launch for Cowboy Chords will commence.

The email on Monday containing the link to the download will go out to SITE MEMBERS ONLY! Repeat:


So if you are interested in the Cowboy Chords lesson series and you're not already a site member, SIGN UP! It's free and requires no other commitment on your part.

If you want more information on site membership, see, Why Become a Site Member?

I hope to see you Monday for the launch of Cowboy Chords: A Deep Dive into 1st Position Fingerings & Application!



How about 5 FREE lessons?

The 5-Lesson Foundational Series teaches the Circle of Keys as an organizational mechanism by which you ensure that whatever you learn is drilled in every key in all possible positions. It also gives you a method to find any note, anywhere, without memorizing note names on every string. That is a beautiful thing!

You can download the 5-Lesson Foundational Series right here for free with no further obligation or commitment. Click on the link or picture below to get your free PDF:

Sign up as a Master Guitar School site member - it's free! - and get access to dozens of free site-based lessons, a monthly newsletter that contains a brand-new free lesson, and DEEP discounts on lesson series downloads - plus more!

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