Chris Eldridge

Lesson >

Banks of the Ohio

Chords & Rhythm

We're re-issuing one of Chris's most popular lessons with re-mastered video and updated loop points. From Chris: 

This month we're going to return from instrumentals back to the land of song. The song, Banks of the Ohio, is a classic psychologically twisted murder ballad. It's also musically beautiful. The juxtaposition between beautiful, happy sounding music and sad, dark lyrics is a hallmark of bluegrass and traditional music.

Notice the perfect simplicity of the melody. It's a big part of the reason this song has been around for 125+ years.




Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 0:00 Run-Through of Banks of the Ohio

Loop 4:40 Breakdown of Chords and Rhythm

Loop 7:40 Practice Loop of Chords and Rhythm


Download the Sheet Music PDF


Loop 8:12 Melodic Motif

Loop 10:05 Closing Thoughts and Outro






Log in to leave a comment

Login popup sm Login popup banner

Member Log In

Forgot your password? Click here

New To Sonic Junction?

See Sign Up Info >

Popup close
Login popup sm

New To Sonic Junction?

Try 2 Lessons Free

Popup close