Old Town Road Play-a-long Series

Creative Strings Play-Along Videos Lessons

Old Town Road- Lil Nas X

  • Level: All Levels
  • Time: ~8 minutes per video
  • Contents: 3 Play-Along Videos plus Backing Track Video
  • Scales used: D dorian (C major) and/or D mixolydian (G major)

Here’s a play-along series built on the hit song Old Town Road by Lil Nas X.  Videos are ordered from easiest to hardest, followed by a stand-alone backing track.

Easy Level

If you can play your open A and D, and the notes in between, you can play along with this video.


Still just in first position- just a couple more notes!

Jam Along (intermidiate-Advanced)

More notes and the option to player after Chris, OR just make up your own response. Try notes in D dorian (C major starting from D) or D mixolydian (G major starting from D) as a starting point.

Backing Track

Just play- no examples or instructions.

How did it go? If you’d like to try a tune in a different style, consult the master playlist here

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Share these free play alongs with your students to:
  1. Develop technique, ear training, and theory in various styles
  2. Promote student independence. Your students can record, reflect back and share their work.
  3. Save time and stress of making your own materials
  4. Give students something fun that’s short and easy enough for all levels
Use them as assessment tools by having students record and submit their work to you. To help your students learn improvisation, arranging, composition, and applied theory, consider licensing my courses for your entire class, and engage me to support you in managing their projects. These are step by step online courses ready-made to help make online learning easier for you and more productive for your students. Learn more here or schedule a call with me to explore the possibilities.


Boost your learning by recording yourself playing along with the lessons and listening back to your work.
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Have a question? Email me at chris@christianhowes.com





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