How to Play Coal by Tyler Childers on Guitar


In this guitar lesson, we’re going to learn how to play “Coal” by Tyler Childers. This song is a great example of Childers’ signature country-rock sound, and it’s a lot of fun to play on guitar. The chord progression is fairly simple, but there are a few tricky parts that we’ll walk through step-by-step.

By the end of this lesson, you’ll be able to play the whole song from start to finish.

  • Sit in a comfortable position with your guitar
  • Place your right hand behind the neck of the guitar and place your left hand over the strings near the body of the guitar
  • Use your left hand to pluck the string while using your right hand to hold down the coal on the fretboard
  • Experiment with different strumming patterns and speeds to find what sounds best for this song
How to Play Coal by Tyler Childers on Guitar
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1) How Do I Play Coal by Tyler Childers on Guitar

In order to play Coal by Tyler Childers on guitar, you will need to be familiar with the basic chords and strumming patterns used in country music. If you are not familiar with these, I would recommend taking some time to learn them before attempting to play this song. Once you have the basics down, start by practicing the chords used in the song.

C, G, F and D are all played throughout Coal. Pay attention to the changes in chord progression and practice them until you feel comfortable switching between them. Next, work on your strumming pattern.

This song uses a fairly simple pattern of down-strokes on the 1st and 3rd beats, and up-strokes on the 2nd and 4th beats. Practice this pattern until you can keep a consistent rhythm while switching between chords. Finally, put it all together and practice playing the entire song from start to finish.

coal is a relatively short song, so once you have memorized the chord progression and strumming pattern it should be easy to play through without making any mistakes. Take your time learning each section of this song before moving on to playing it faster tempo. Once you have Coal mastered at a slow pace, try speeding things up and see how well you can keep everything together!


In this blog post, Tyler Childers walks us through how to play his song “Coal” on guitar. He starts by giving us the chords for the song, which are D, G, and A. He then goes into detail on how to strum these chords, and how to add in some embellishments to make the song sound more interesting. By following Tyler’s simple instructions, anyone can learn to play this catchy tune on their own guitar.

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