Watch the Working Man in A: Intro online guitar lesson by Johnny Hiland from Ten Gallon Guitar: Intros, Outros & Turnarounds

This first track is a working man blues style rhythm, which is essentially 4 bars of 1. It seems weird that a song would just start with a 1 chord, but that happens quite regularly in country music. This means we have sixteen beats to work over, so I tend to break them up into two sections. I'll lead into the song with something simple, and of course, bending the strings and getting a really twangy sound really works. In the video lesson, I'll show you how to play this intro part including all the techniques needed to pull it off. Let's check it out.