Black Is The Colour

One of the most popular songs in Ireland is Black Is The Colour. We will demonstrate how to play Black Is The Colour in this simple guitar lesson. You will need only three chords, Am, F, and G for the entire song. Since there is no traditional chorus, the same chord sequence is used throughout Black Is The Colour. We will show you how to pick the notes in the chords to give a haunting, three-dimensional sound. All the chords are played at, or near, the first position to enhance the sound of Black Is The Color. The technique of hammering-on a note will also be shown.

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