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Watch the 9 Pound Hammer online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Acoustic Guitar 9: Advanced Style Variations

9 Pound Hammer - Overview is a video guitar lesson presented by Alonzo Pennington and is sourced from Kentucky Thumbpicking Handbook.


"9 Pound Hammer" is one of the most popular thumbpicking and bluegrass songs of all time. Merle Travis recorded this on the Will the Circle Be Unbroken album with a capo on the 3rd fret as to be in the key of G. Here is the same arrangement but in the key of E.