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Ballad of a Teenage Queen: Introduction


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Hi everybody, this is Henrik for Guitar Tricks, and in this set of song lessons we're going to learn "Ballad of a Teenage Queen", by Johnny Cash.

This is an all acoustic strum fest, and it's important that we get our right hand going properly - and some of the chord changes are pretty quick so we'll need to keep up in the left hand as well.

We'll be in the key of Bb, but we want to play open chords so we're going to need a capo on the 3rd fret.

We're going to start the song out with an intro that will also appear as a re-intro in between the B and the A section.

After the intro we move on to the A section that will incorporate the same chords but different rhythm.

For the B section we're going to start out on the 4 chord and do a similar progression as the previous section before we go back to the re-intro.

This song is in 4/4 and at a tempo of 196 bpm.