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Hit The Road Jack

Daniel January 14, 2021
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Here we’re going to learn a simple version of Ray Charles’ classic Hit The Road Jack.

Whilst Smoke On The Water is considered by many to be the easiest song for beginner guitarists, this version of Hit The Road Jack is actually much simpler.

The Video Lesson:

The Practice Video:

This practice video contains two layers. The top layer is the main guitar, which we previously learnt. Advanced students are welcome to try the second layer and switch between the two while playing along to the video, however this is just optional.


  • Our fret numbers for this are  –  0  0   5  5   3  3   1  1
  • Try and keep all notes evenly played
  • Your picking hand should simply be playing Picking Exercise 1