Acoustic guitar lesson for “Summer of ’69” by Bryan Adams

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Lesson overview:
2:50 Chords (basic)
4:08 Chords (D-sus & A-sus variations)
6:10 Strumming Pattern (basic)
7:37 Intro acoustic riff (strummed)
9:36 Intro acoustic Riff (picked)
11:48 Bridge

Notes (tabs, lyrics) for this lesson can be found here:

This video is a guitar lesson for “Summer of ’69” by Bryan Adams. It includes chords, tabs, and strumming pattern — with a nice focus on playing the acoustic riff heard in the intro of the MTV Unplugged version of the song. I created this tutorial for Songnotes, which is my personal music lesson web project (video and text-based lessons).

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  1. Man you're amazing

  2. someone actually explained the timing 🙂 for the open strumming now I wont suck when I go back to lessons next week.

  3. wow! Thanks for this amazing lesson.

  4. what a great lesson. you're one of the best teachers on YouTube, David.

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