Horse With No Name Strum

Below is my YouTube video describing the Horse With No Name Strum:

And this is the strum pattern:


  1. Irene, please move to the UK so that I can get lessons!! I’m a 68 yr old that desperately wants to play this beautiful instrument and had not ‘made’ any music, just plucked chords, but with your strum patterns for ‘A horse with no name’, I’ve done it!! I’m a guitarist!!! Changed chords and everything!! More instruction please. Thank you so much, you are a star!
    many, many thanks from Bob Harris in Swansea, Wales, UK

    1. Hi Bob…that’s funny, I was in the UK a couple of months ago…sorry I missed you 🙂 Thanks so much for letting me know how you succeeded. I do plan to do more videos over time. I’m just so busy teaching these days that I struggle with finding the time.
      Thanks again for making my day!

  2. Hi from Ontario Irene 🙂

    I’m really glad that I found you! I’m new to guitar and this song is the first one that my teacher gave me to learn. I’m having trouble transitioning from an Em to a D 6/9 over F sharp. You give such a great explanation in breaking it down though, I really wish you could offer online lessons, I’d sign up in a heartbeat!

    1. Hi Barb…I was in Toronto just a couple of weeks ago! My first time in your province 🙂

      I have a huge load of students right now, and other work that I’m doing, but when things calm down I plan to do some more videos.

      Thanks so much for your comments and I’m glad it was of help to you!


  3. Thank you for your strum pattern! I am now able to start sound like the song! You are very helpful and your teaching method is easy for me to understand. I am just starting to play. John D.

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