One Way Road – John Butler Trio – (No Capo) Beginner Guitar Tutorial

by IanM on March 31, 2011

An easy beginner guitar tutorial to help you learn the song One Way Road by John Butler Trio on guitar fast with easy chords options, no complicated theory and without a capo (if you don’t have one or don’t want to use one). Learn how to play and sing this song in 2 easy steps.

STEP 1: WATCH THE GUITAR TUTORIAL

Click here to watch the video on YouTube

STEP 2: REFER TO TUTORIAL NOTES

INTRO:
  • G D Em C x2
VERSE 1:
  • G D Em C
  • G D Em C
  • G D Em C
  • G D Em C

[VERSE 2] (Same chords as verse 1)

PRE-CHORUS:
  • Am C
  • Am C
  • Am C
  • Am C
CHORUS:
  • G D Em C
  • G D Em C
  • G D Em C
  • G D Em C

[VERSE 3] (Same chords as verse 1)

[PRE-CHORUS]

BRIDGE:
  • Am C
  • Am C
  • Am C
  • Am C

[CHORUS]

Click Here for Chords & Lyrics on Ultimate-Guitar.com
Note: Chords on Ultimate Guitar may be different from the tutorial above due to being in a different key or because the author has simply used different chords from my version. Use the transposing tool available on their site to transpose chords to the key you wish to play in.
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BEGINNER TIPS:

Use the easier chord variations if you have trouble with chord changes. They don’t require as much finger movement to change chords and the song still sounds fine when you use them.

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CHORDS USED (5):  G, D, Em, Am and C

Easier Chord Options (5): G, Dsus4, Em7, A7sus4 and Cadd9

  • Tutorial Song Key: G
  • Original Song Key: G
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STRUMMING PATTERN

Down Strokes Only: (Recommended for beginners)
  • down down DOWN down down down DOWN down
Up and Down Strokes:
  • down down DOWN (down up) down down DOWN (down up)
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Help Me Dude – I’m a COMPLETE beginner and still need help

  1. Check out the Free Beginner Guitar Course and Lessons  on the site to see if they help
  2. Send me an email through the contact form here and I’ll do my best to help answer your question (silly questions allowed).

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