Guitar Tablature: “Home on the Range”
Learning the traditional western song “Home on the Range” on guitar gives you a chance to practice the dominant 7th chords. In the music, you see the words “Bass strum strum” over the rhythm slashes. Instead of simply strumming the chord for three beats, play only the lowest note of the chord on the first beat and then strum the remaining notes of the chord on beats 2 and 3. The sim. means to keep on playing this pattern throughout.
To play “Home on the Range,” you need to know how to play C, C7, F, D7, and G7 chords; how to play a “bass strum strum” pattern; and how to wail like a coyote.