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Winter of '65: Song Intro

 

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This song has a signature 4 bar chord progression that is used for the intro (we'll also get some use from this progression later in the song). It features a walking bass, and we will learn a couple of chord shapes with alternate basses: C/B (C major chord with a B note in the bass) and Am/G (Am chord with a G note in the bass).

Each of the 4 bars will contain 2 chords, with each chord getting two beats, and you'll want to "zone" for the correct string for each chord in order to hear the bass "run". C, C/B, and Am all have a 5th string bass, the 6th string bass is played for Am/G.

Finally I'll teach you a shorter bass run to use to transition from the intro into the verse.
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