My acoustic version of Bridge Over Troubled Water. I have my capo on the third fret – making the sounding key Bb major. For a similar but slower https://youtu.be/JSEmILBvOyo. For another version, for the lower voice, with my capo on the second fret – making the sounding key A major: https://youtu.be/E4Hdxgr3Dr4
Strumming pattern (all downstrokes):
1 2 3 4
V V vv V
where count 2 is slower than counts 1 + 4. Count 3 is two fast, more top end, downstrokes. I tend to put more power on count one. This is the basic pattern but there are small variations throughout the song. I hope this helps.
Paul Simon wrote the song in the summer of 1969. It is the title song of Simon and Garfunkel’s album of the same name. The single was released in January 1970 and was a huge hit around the world, as was the album. Many singers have recorded and had success with this song.
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