Because I Got High (Afroman) Guitar Lesson with TAB

Because I Got High Guitar Lesson + TAB
In this guitar lesson, you'll get TAB for playing Because I Got High using open-position power chords!


Because I Got High | TAB


Usually, when you see a power chord, you play the lowest two or three strings of an E or A-shaped chord.

In this tune, I’ve found a way to play power chords for the other three CAGED shapes.

  • The open position G chord is a power chord if you dampen string 5 with the flesh of the fretting finger of string 6. This is very common.
  • The open position C chord can learn from the G and dampen string 4 using the flesh of the fretting finger on string 5.
  • The open position D chord becomes a power chord as long as we don’t play string 1.

Here are 8 bars of TAB that have been inspired by the original recording’s bass and drum machine parts. I feel the last beat in the last bar being long really helps as we start playing everything else short again.

Because I Got HIgh TAB.


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Because I Got High | Chords + Lyrics

Because I Got High chords.

You can learn to play Because I Got High by Afroman using chords, lyrics, chord analysis, a chord chart, and the original recording.

G5 | C5 |
I was gonna clean my room, until I got high…


Beginner Acoustic Course

Because I Got High's guitar lesson is part of Spytunes Beginner Acoustic Guitar Course.

In the Beginner Acoustic Course, you’ll learn how to play nine complete tunes using in-depth video lessons, full TAB, and loops to practice along with.

Most importantly, we’ll develop 2nd guitar parts so you can play with me, the singer and more deeply understand each song.



Five Similar Tunes | Chords + Lyrics

When you can play the TAB for Because I Got High, try these five tunes from the song book.

Afroman tunes

Afroman wrote Because I Got High.

Not just known, but defined by his hit single Because I Got High, Afroman was the first artist to go viral as he launched himself on the file-sharing site Napster.

This led to a six-album deal with Universal Records, guess what Afroman did instead of writing more hits?



Afroman on the web

Listen to Afroman on Spotify.

About me | Dan Lundholm

Dan Lundholm wrote this guitar lesson and TAB about Because I Got High.

This guitar lesson by Dan Lundholm features TAB and covers Because I Got High. Discover more about him and how you can learn guitar with Spytunes.

Most importantly, find out why you should learn guitar through playing tunes, not practising scales, and studying theory in isolation.


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