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Home Sweet Home Guitar Lesson

In this bluegrass crosspicking guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play a crosspicking version of the traditional bluegrass standard “Home Sweet Home” in the key of C. This song was originally adapted from American actor and dramatist John Howard Payne’s 1823 opera Clari. Over the years, the song’s catchy melody has made it a favorite among several well-known bluegrass artists such as Doc Watson, Merle Watson, Tony Rice, and Earl Scruggs. Today, “Home Sweet Home” is known as one of the most common bluegrass songs to play in a crosspicking style.