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The Star Spangled Banner Guitar Lesson – National Anthem

FavoriteLoadingBookmark this Lesson. In this Star Spangled Banner guitar lesson video, I will show you note-for-note how to play my version of what seems to be almost a rite-of-passage for guitar players to play ever since Jimi Hendrix did his version of it at Woodstock.

In my version, I stay with the melody without trying to add to much extra stuff in there. That isn't to say that I don't throw some fun guitar techniques in there though. 🙂

As it progresses, things get a little bit flashier on the technical side of things, but it is still pretty doable for most intermediate guitarists and above.

I have included TAB for this lesson below.

The Star Spangled Banner Guitar TAB PDF Download

This version is in standard tuning and played in the key of E major.

I hope you guys enjoy learning this classic melody no matter what country you are from!


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The Star Spangled Banner Guitar Lesson - National Anthem


  1. Daniel Schram on April 18, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    Awesome! Thank you, Carl!

  2. Ben Wasson on May 11, 2019 at 10:40 am

    Cool dude!

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