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Song of the South

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The acoustic uses simple open chord shapes in the choruses. Having a capo placed on the 2nd fret facilitates playing in the key of A using open G, D, and C shapes. This is a very common technique in country music.

The approach here is a relaxed, single strum for each chord, not too aggressive. It adds a nice texture to the mix.

As for variations, the electric lays out of the first chorus, but the acoustic plays a muted strumming pattern throughout. Mute the strings by resting your left hand on the strings. The right hand strums produce a percussive effect. Be sure to lay out of the final chorus that leads to the double time section as well!
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