Watch the Cowboy Chords online guitar lesson by Angus Clark from Essentials: Rock Rhythm Unplugged

"I'm just a cowboy, lonesome on the trail..."

When Phil Lynott sang these words on Thin Lizzy's Jailbreak (the greatest album ever made), it makes you think of that beat up six-string being played by the light of a fire on the open range.

Let's look at what's really at steak (get it?) in creating that magic all by your lonesome self, and conversely how in an ensemble the expectations regarding your right hand are so different than they would be on an electric guitar.