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He'll Have To Go

Chords, Rhythm and Double Stops

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He'll Have To Go > Chords, Rhythm and Double Stops

Hello Guitar Players of The World!

It’s time to get serious about this Social Music that we’ve been making! In this lesson we’ll dig in to He’ll Have To Go which was a country pop hit for Jim Reeves in 1960 and something I first heard on Ry Cooder’s Chicken Skin Music LP. We’ll learn it in the key of G and spend most of our time focusing on some possible double stops ( I’ve also heard these riffs referred to as harmonized scales, but I think double stops is a little more inviting). The goal in this lesson is to not only learn an amazing and moving song but to begin to understand how to find and use the double stops riffs for the G, C, and D chords. If you’re anything like me, once you grab on to these you won’t want to let go! I really enjoy all of the communication so please don’t be shy, let me know how you like these lessons and how you’re doing with these tunes…

Dan Zanes



Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:

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Loop 0:00 Run-Through of He'll Have To Go

Loop 2:40 What You Will Learn Today

Loop 4:57 Breakdown of Chords, Rhythm and Double Stops

Loop 13:34 Practice Loop of A Part


Download the Sheet Music PDF


Loop 14:30 F Chord Hammer Ons and Am Up The Neck

Loop 16:12 B Part Practice Loop

Loop 17:54 Closing Thoughts

Loop 18:41 Outro




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tim james
tim james Aug 04, 2017

i grew up with  this one, great  tune

Dan Zanes
Dan Zanes Aug 06, 2017

hey there tim.....

agreed! one of my all-time favorites and well loved by many of my jamaican friends too. i couldn't believe it when i found out how jim reeves is appreciated in JA!

keep on picking, cousin!

yr pal,


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