#1
Can someone give me some tips on how to play a similar style to Johnny Cash? Maybe techniques he used often or chords he used? Thank You
#2
For the chords he used, I would recommend looking at the tabs on this site, they are pretty accurate.

For the rythym, think Down Down-Up to give a "boom-chick" feel like the clickoing of train wheels

His favorite chords seemed to be G, E, B7, and A

Hope that helped

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#3
play GCD or EAB type stuff, sped up 12 bar blues for his rockabilly stuff, definitely the boom chick thing the travis tricky was talking about, and if you want thread a piece of paper through your strings to mute them, i believe he did that.
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#4
use simple root to fifths like so (all are eighth notes, all palm muted on clean

D-----2---2----2--2--
A---0--------0--------
E-------0--------0----
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#5
learn all of the bass note bluegrass runs, such as this one for E:


e-----------0--
b-----------0--
g-----------1--
d-----------2--
a-----------2--
e--4--2--0--0--


then practice playing those runs into open chords.
#6
here's a classic riff used in almost all of johnny cash's songs, not by cash but by his electric guitarist.

e-----------
b-----------
g-----------
d---------------0----4----4-----4------4-----
a--0--2--4-------------2-----------2---------
e------------------------------2--------------2

the first four notes are played normally as a lead in, and the repeating part is all palm muted.
Last edited by Jimmy94 at Jul 5, 2006,