Animated Down on the Corner (Backing) tab by Creedence Clearwater Revival on guitar. So easy you'll be playing in minutes.

We've taken out the Main Lead guitar so you can follow the backing chords here without distraction. Only 3 chords are used in the whole song so it is very beginner-friendly, but you will need to have the basics of the muting technique to play it properly.

To learn more about muting techniques click here.

The song is in the key of C major, so that is the most common chord. The other chords used are G major and F major. Barre chords are used rather than open chords, because barre chords give you more control over all the strings - perfect for muting.

There are only 3 main chord progressions to learn for the entire song. These are:


Progression 1: C major - G major - C major

Play that twice and then...

Progression 2: F major - C major - The backing guitar actually begins the song with this progression. That's a one-off. It's because the backing guitar remains silent for the first part and lets the main lead guitar do its thing. For the rest of the song, this is Progression 2.

Just play that once and then repeat the first sequence again.


Progression 3: F major - C major - G major - C major (repeat)

So - 3 chords, 3 progressions. Nice :)

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