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The Joker – Steve Miller 1/3

In this three-part series, we'll learn how to play and arrange The Joker by Steve Miller into a fun one-guitar performance. We're using simple chords, G, C, and D, however with an added twist in that we're tuned down a full step. 

The Joker – Steve Miller 2/3

In this three-part series, we'll learn how to play and arrange The Joker by Steve Miller into a fun one-guitar performance. We're using simple chords, G, C, and D, however with an added twist in that we're tuned down a full step. 

Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay 1/2

In this two-lesson series, we’re going to look at the arrangement for Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay, a famous Otis Redding song. In this lesson, we’ll also learn a little bass line that really adds some authenticity to the progression, sounds cool, and is fun to play as well.

Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay 2/2

This is the last lesson in our two-part series on Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay, by Otis Redding. In this lesson, we’ll look at the progression for the bridge, as well as how we can use bar chords at different places throughout the song to add some variation. If you’ve struggled playing bar chords before, you’ll find some helpful tips in here that might just make all the difference for you!

Under The Boardwalk: Progression

In this lesson we're going to look at the chord progression and strum pattern for Under The Boardwalk, by the Drifters. If you're looking for a fun song to play for your friends and have them sing along, this is a great choice.

For more songs like this, checkout Easy Strum Classics.

Verse chords:

Chorus chords:

Strum pattern:

Under The Boardwalk: Bass Line Riff

In this lesson we're going to look at the bass line riff for Under The Boardwalk, by the Drifters. (In case you missed the first lesson, you might want to check that one out first). You can use this for a cool intro if you want, or extend it further and use it for a whole verse too. The riffs are below - note that they are not arranged how you would play them in the song, but rather, show the riff for each chord change. You can put them into the arrangement yourself, quite easily.

For classic songs like this, checkout Easy Strum Classics.

Looking Out My Backdoor: Part 1

In this lesson we're going to look at the chord progression and strum pattern for Looking Out My Backdoor, by CCR. This uses familiar chords, and a cool muted strum pattern that you'll be able to apply to other songs as well.

For more songs like this, checkout Easy Strum Classics.

Verse chords:

Chorus chords:

Looking Out My Backdoor: Part 2

This is the second part to our series on Looking Out My Backdoor, by CCR. This uses familiar chords, and a cool muted strum pattern that you'll be able to apply to other songs as well. In this one, we cover the key change, the change in tempo, and general arrangement.

For more songs like this, checkout Easy Strum Classics.

Key Change/Instrumental:

Verse 2:

2nd Half of Verse 2, Slowed Down:

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