Proud Mary by Creedence Clearwater Revival

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Intro And Verse

This intro riff is composed of open chords and a couple of E
style barre chords at the end. Set your metronome at 116 beats
per minute to play it up to speed.

Slow:

Up To Speed:

Verse

The D above the eight notes tells you what chord to play.
The slanted lines through some of the notes tell you to play the
strings muted. In other words you’re not playing the chord but
creating a percussive effect with your picking hand. Listen to
the audio example and you’ll get exactly what I mean.

This two measure passages is played a total of four times to
make up a verse:

Pre-Chorus And Chorus

More of the same here, just different chords.

Here is the B minor chord that is to be played in case you don’t
know it:

Now on to the song:

The Fills

Throughout the chorus and pre-chorus are a few tasty little guitar
fills. You’ll probably recognize the 3rd one. It’s the one that
come right at the end of the chorus right after “rollin’
on a river”. The other two fills are a bit buried in the
mix but you can hear them if you listen for them.

Solo