Music and Songwriting/The Songwriter's Grooves Project - A Guide to Singing and Playing Guitar/'unfiled songs'/Meet Virginia - Train

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This lesson will get you playing the song quickly and teach you the outlines of the chords and the strumming. There are only two chord progressions in the song; one for the verse and one for the chorus. This lesson shows how to play them in open position and strum a simple pattern so you can sing or play with a group ASAP.

Verse Chords:[edit | edit source]

G - C - Am - D

Chorus Chords:[edit | edit source]

Em - Em - C - D

Strumming Pattern:[edit | edit source]

||: D D D DUDUD D DU :||

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Jon Michael Swift's Solo Groove Arrangement

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This lesson teaches the actual guitar picking loop used on the record as well as another way to voice the chords on the chorus to get a more full sound. As a bonus, it teaches Jon Michael Swift's pick-and-slap solo groove which combines the bass and guitar parts into a synthesized groove that sounds more full when playing solo or with a small acoustic combo.

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