Using songs seems to be the most fun, and in turn, the most useful way to teach beginning concepts. I have chosen, “Red Haired Boy,” as the first song I will focus on. It is a traditional instrumental tune that is often played at jam sessions. It also translates well to many instruments. Below is my lesson on how to play the rhythm to the “A” part.
To hear the song played through you can view the video below. There is a slowed down intro using the same chords before we kick into the song at full speed.