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Suspicious Minds: Single Guitar Simpler Performance


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While we do have only one guitar in this song, if you wanted to simply strum along and sing it may be tough to do that playing all the arpeggios and hybrid picking. Let's break down how you can approach this song as a single guitar performance if you were playing it solo.

For the intro and verses, simply strum the open chords G and G/C as they move through the chord progression using the same rhythm if you can. When you get to the C to F part, you will play C major and C/F keeping the bass notes steady while using open chords.

When the D and C chords come around where you were hybrid picking before, now just play eighth notes.

What we learned for the choruses and the first part of our bridge makes it so you can easily play this song solo and singing, but for the second of our bridge you can switch to straight strumming as well for the last four bars.

And for the end of the song you simply strum through the chords like we did for our verses. So let's try playing this song like we just learned for a single guitar performance.
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