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Lesson Sheet


Video Playing guide here...


This Old Man


  • Lots of fun to play in tab or chords! Enjoy!

  • There is also an alternate fingering style to try out...some learners may find it easier to interpret? Click find out!

    C             C             F              G7

A -------------|-------------|--0-----------|---------------|-

E -----0-------|-----0-------|--------1--0--|-----0--1--0-1-|-

C -------------|-------------|--------------|--2------------|-

G --0-----0----|--0-----0----|-----0--------|---------------|-


    C               C             G7             C  G7 C

A ---------------|---------------|--------------|-------------||

E ---------------|------0-1------|-----------1--|--0----------||

C -----0--0-0-0--|--0-2----------|-----2--2-----|-----2--0----||

G --0------------|----------0----|--0-----------|-------------||





If you'd like some help with the lyrics to this well known Nursery Rhyme try the handy picture above!

Or if you'd like a full set of lyrics Click here...





Alternate Fingering Style


  • The idea behind this style of notation is that learners use string names, then fret (or fingering) numbers with those strings.

  • Beginner string players use this method quite commonly

  • So.....'A' would mean play the A string and 'A3' would mean put a finger in the third fret/ space of the A string (Where the 'C' chord would live!?)

  • When the note letters are close together it implies that you play the two notes together quicker (like quavers in standard notation)

  • Give it a go and let me know what you think?


G E G  |G E G  |A G E1 E|C2 E E1 EE1|


G C CC C|CC2 EE1 G  |G C2 C2 E1|E C2 C  ||





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Thanks to my lil' friend Jacob for the inspiration to arrange this!
Keep practising with yer Dad pal!



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