Watch the Chuck Berry 101 online guitar lesson by Denny Sarokin from Songwriter's Guide to Great Guitar

The slightly muted 2-note bass rhythm (“gunga-gunga”) has driven R’n’R records for over half a century! Here we play them in open position and a I-IV-V “box” that can be transposed into any key by moving up and across the fingerboard. We can also add horn accents in open and barred positions.