How to Play “Burning House”

I’ve been playing guitar for almost seven years…which is completely odd to think about.  It feels like yesterday when I was saving up my money to buy my guitar and persuading my parents to take me to the guitar store to buy one…

For the most part, I’ve taught myself how to play the guitar.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m not some genius who figured out all the techniques, it took some Googling, watching of YouTube videos, and asking my friend who is a great guitarist for tips.  And I’m not like Jimi Hendrix or Eric Clapton.  But I know enough to write my songs and play my favorite tunes.

Anyway, I’ve been kind of obsessed with Cam’s song “Burning House.”  I think the guitar (and her voice) is just incredibly beautiful in that song.  The other day I was thinking “I wish I could play the guitar part of ‘Burning House,” and then I thought “Well…why can’t I?”  So, I searched YouTube and found this video:

For the most part, I can play the whole intro.  The slide is a bit tricky (as he says in the video), but it’s quite fun to play.  Plus you sound like a pro once you get the arpeggios down.

I figured I’d share if anyone was looking for a good tutorial on how to play “Burning House.”  Even if you’re not familiar with the song, it’s good to work on your pick/pluck work (I don’t know what you’d call it, but it’s good practice is all I’m saying).  I will say that the guy in the video goes kind of fast, so you might have to rewind a bit, but it is a good tutorial.

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