How To Play Rocky Mountain High On Guitar?

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

  1. the right vertical line represents the 1st string.
  2. the left vertical line represents the 6th string.
  3. the horizontal lines represent the fret bars.
  4. the space between the horizontal lines represent the frets.
  5. 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.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *