In this Ants Marching guitar lesson video, I will show you how to play this acoustic smash hit from the Dave Matthews Band note-for-note.
The tuning is standard tuning.
The main riff of "Ants Marching", that catchy repeated lick, is pretty simple to play for any intermediate level player. For beginner players, it can be a nice challenge to be able to move quickly from open position chords to single note licks very quickly.
The chorus chords use a barre chord, but other than that, are pretty simple as well.
Dave Matthews routinely uses some unique chord voicings, and the bridge section of "Ants Marching" is no different. He also uses this same chord progression during the violin solo at the end of the song.
That violin solo section introduces some new chords as well, so make sure you pay close attention to that part of the lesson.
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