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"Knockin on Heavens Door" by Bob Dylan E-mail
Written by Administrator on Thursday, 07 April 2011 21:18   

"Knockin on Heavens Door" by Bob Dylan is a great, easy song for beginner's that has been also recorded by Eric Clapton and Gun's and Roses. It is in the key of G and the chord progression is only 4 measures. The chords are G, D to E minor and then G, D to C.   It is good to get the changes down before attempting the strum pattern. I would recommend starting out by playing half note rhythm's (2 beats per strum). Once you feel you have memorized the progression and can play it in time it is important to try and play along with the recording.

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The Needle and The Damage Done E-mail
Written by Administrator on Tuesday, 24 May 2011 17:58   

This Neil Young classic is a great acoustic piece for the intermediate guitarist.  It employs a strait eighth note feel and uses a variety of different strumming and picking techniques.  It is in the key of D. Click here to view or print the music


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A Hard Rain Is Going To Fall E-mail
Written by Administrator on Monday, 06 June 2011 14:14   

"A Hard Rain Is Going To Fall" by Bob Dylan is in the key of E and is in a 3/4 time signature.  He uses a capo at the 2nd fret and is at a very fast tempo, 192 bpms (beats per minute).  Although he only uses the D, G and A chords the songs unusual number of bars for each section make it extra challenging to follow.  Because he is using a capo the actual chords would be E, A and B.  Because of the tempo and time signature this is a great song to learn if you want to work on your strumming.  I recommend using the PDF to play along with the recording.  Enjoy.  Click here to view or print the music

 

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Heart Of Gold E-mail
Written by Administrator on Wednesday, 08 June 2011 18:02   

The chord progressions for the song "Heart Of Gold" by Neil Young are in the key of E minor.  This is a great song for the beginning guitarist.  Enjoy.  Click here to view or print the music


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