How good of a guitar player was John Denver?
He was very good – a strong 6 and 12-string guitar player who strummed and fingerpicked well and played harmonica; he did a couple fingerpicked guitar instrumentals, was utterly charming and did funny novelty songs, love songs, political commentary, satire and ballads, and was a first class folksinger/troubadour
What guitars did John Denver use?
- Gibson B45-12N. On this photo we can see John Denver cleaning his B45 more.
- 1962 Gibson Hummingbird.
- Gibson Custom ES-335 Dot (Duplicate)
- Gibson Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar.
- Godin Multiac Nylon SA.
- Ovation Classical 1613.
- Taylor 855 12 String.
- Guild F-50 Acoustic Guitar – Natural.
How do you read guitar chords?
Reading Guitar Chord Charts
- the right vertical line represents the 1st string.
- the left vertical line represents the 6th string.
- the horizontal lines represent the fret bars.
- the space between the horizontal lines represent the frets.
- the dots tell you where to put your fingers.
Did John Denver use a capo?
Capo at the second fret to play in Denver’s key of D major. Denver normally played with a thumbpick and fingerpicks, but bare fingers (as I use on the accompanying videos) also work fine, producing a softer and rounder sound.
Does country roads use a capo?
If you want to use the chords above and play along with John Denver’s official version, you’ll need a capo on the 2nd fret. Otherwise, you can use no capo ( using the chords I show) and you’ll sound just fine on your own.