Watch the Honky Tonk online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Country Guitar 4: Rhythm Approaches

Honky Tonk - Overview is a video guitar lesson presented by Jason Loughlin and is sourced from 1-2-3 Country.


Honky Tonk is just a I-IV-V progression based on a Buck Owens classic. Buck Owens and The Buckaroos helped define the Bakersfield country sound. Buck's guitarist Don Rich had a bright twangy guitar sound that could cut right through a mix. This is a country shuffle against a walking bass line. Notice the strong accent on the upbeat.