Saskatchewan in 1881
by Colter Wall • Lesson #318 • Mar 20, 2021
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Hey friends! here’s a new guitar lesson teaching you how to play Colter Wall’s 2018 song “Saskatchewan in 1881”. Instead of playing it fingerstyle like Colter does, I’m going to show you a strummed version (simply because I cannot pull off what Colter Wall is able to do with his fingers￼). While I am simplifying it in this regard, there’s plenty of room for fun – through alternating bass notes with your strumming, as well as walk-ups and walk-downs in each of the verse section￼s. I’ll teach all this and more!￼
- 0:00 Preview & lesson summary
- 2:01 Chord shapes needed
- 5:27 Chord progressions
- 7:13 Strumming patterns
- 10:29 Walk-up & walk-downs, with tabs
- 16:04 Full playthrough, with lyrics
Colter Wall playing this song
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Walk-up and walk-down tabs
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