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Pay Me My Money Down

Strumming Basics

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Pay Me My Money Down > Strumming Basics

Greetings Friends! I hope you’re feeling comfortable (enough) with your G and C chords in the work song "Pay Me My Money Down." They certainly don’t have to be perfect right now but I hope that as the days pass you’re feeling a sense of progress. In this lesson we’re going to take a look at the strumming hand and see what we can do with a pick and with our fingers to give the song a groove. So much of what we’re learning now will become second nature very soon but for the moment it requires a bit of relaxed concentration. We’ll talk a bit about what that means too. These early stages of learning are the most challenging, the fun increases exponentially so I’ll be giving pep talks in this lesson as well.

Dan Zanes




Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:

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Loop 0:00 Run-Through of Pay Me My Money Down

Loop 0:32 What We're Going to Learn Today

Loop 1:10 The Importance of Relaxation

Loop 2:14 Right Hand Breakdown (Down - Down Up)

Loop 4:29 Alternating Bass Notes (Bass - Down Up)

Loop 5:55 Practice Loop of Alternating Bass

Loop 6:25 Brush Up Breakdown

Loop 6:50 G Chord Alternating Bass

Loop 8:34 Practice Loop of Pay Me My Money Down with Alternating Bass


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Loop 9:27 Singing and Finding Your Voice

Loop 13:13 Breathing and Taking a Breath

Loop 13:35 Your a Guitar Player

Loop 14:15 What To Practice





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