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Beginner Exercise 16

This installment will show you an easier version of “Blackbird” by the Beatles. Don’t be afraid.

We’re going to do some things differently in this exercise. I understand that this MAY not be a beginner exercise for most of you, but what I am presenting is a VERY simple task.

1. ALL you have to do is play along with me STRUMMING the chords provided in the video for now. I’ll get into detail for the actual finger picking that is involved over the next few days. For now, just find the timing in the chord changes.


How Did You Do? Did you keep up with the chord changes? If so, then GREAT job! The next few installments will be dissecting each and every part of this open chord version using fingerstyle. This one should take a few days of practice to get down from beginning to end.

Next: Beginner Exercise 17