Releases “How to Play Grateful Dead´s Uncle John's Band - Guitar Lesson on Strumming Chords”

Share Article released a new video guitar lesson from instructor and creator Claude Johnson. In this guitar lesson, now available on, Claude Johnson teaches how to play “Uncle John’s Band” by The Grateful Dead.

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For today’s lesson Claude focuses on the strumming for this easy song that consists of the following three chords; G, 3rd fret of the 6th string with 2nd finger, 2nd fret of the 5th string with first finger, open 4th and 3rd strings, 3rd fret of the 2nd string with 3rd finger and 3rd fret of the first string with 4th finger. D, open fourth string, 2nd fret of the 3rd string with first finger, 3rd fret of the 2nd string with 3rd finger and 2nd fret of the first string with 2nd finger. And C, 3rd fret of the 5th string with 3rd finger, 2nd fret of the 4th string with 2nd finger, open 3rd string, first fret of the 2nd string with first finger and open first string. Claude explains the counting of the strum as follows; on G, 1-2-&, on D, 3-4-&, and for the C it is the same as the G. “Some people do better by just learning the strumming by ear rather than counting it," says Johnson. Guitar TAB’s are available for this easy beginner guitar lesson at

The Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in Palo Alto California in 1965. The band was known for long segments of improvisation in there live performances which led to hordes of fans that would follow them from show to show known as “dead heads”. Over the course of there career they released 22 albums and they received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement award in 2007.

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Claude Johnson, a native of Philadelphia PA, began playing guitar in 1990 after being inspired by players like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughn. He is the creator of and has helped 1000’s of people to learn to play the guitar with his critically acclaimed instructional DVD courses, all available at

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