3Start with learning the Chords Do in 1st position then once that is mastered move to Barre chords.Once the chords are learned do the melody.You will need to figure it out. Hint is that the Chord Rules and the melody is mainly in the chords.As a group have each person play the chords and then the melody. Help each other out. The sum of the parts is greater than the whole.
4Notes in the G chord are G, B and D D is D, F# and AAm7 are A, C, E and GC is C, E and G.The melody follows the notes in the chord for the most part.
5Work on the melody in various locations. There are 3 versions here. Play it more relaxed than the rhythmic notation indicates.The chords are constant throughout the piece.
12G 1 3 4 2 0 0 Here the chord is resolving to the C chord. C sus2Dsus3e & a e & a e & a (all 1/16th notes)Here the chord is resolving to the C chord.Listen closely. This note can then be hammered as another method to play it. Same thing can apply to Am7.G13 420 0
13Same chords but variation GDCGNotice now striking chordsCarry on with the 2nd measure and see how cool this sounds. You must play freely with this and take it slowly. Don’t worry if you hit an incorrect note as long as you are holding down the chord it will work fine.
14Try a number of these to get ideas on the open part. 1 e & a 2 e & (a 3) e & (a4) e &Try a number of these to get ideas on the open part.
15G G G Some other ways to play the G chord 1 7th fret 3rd fret 1 1 1 2 1 11223233What you want to do is find out all of the notes in each of the chords. Once you havedone that, map them to the guitar and try as many voicings and ways to play themas you can think of. You will be surprised at how many different ways you can play eachchord. I have given you some for the G chord. It contains the notes G, B and D. TheAm7 chord is A, C, E and G, the D chord is D, F# and A, and the C chord is C, E and G.
16Fill in the notes in G (G, B and D) Fill in the notes in D (D, F# and A)
17Fill in the notes in Am7 (A, C, E and G) Fill in the notes in C (C, E and G)
22Now one way of mixing up the chords from before G D Am7G D C
23Now one way of mixing up the chords from before G D Am7G D C
24Now one way of mixing up the chords from before G D Am7G D C
25Now one way of mixing up the chords from before G D Am7G D C
26Now one way of mixing up the chords from before G D Am7G D C
27Whole Song This means as a group there should be each part. Everyone should learn the words to the song.At least one of you should sing the song.For 3 parts, one could play a bass type line, another the barre chords and the last one fills on top or arpeggios.You might even want to write a hook to the song.A hook is a melodic idea.
28Put it all together This will take some time working as a group. Best if you can work in class and maybe even some out of class.Most important thing is that you start to sound like one voice not 3 or 4 separate voices.