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Paul Simon is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, both as half of the folk-singing duo Simon and Garfunkel and also as a solo artist. In 2006, Time magazine called him one of the one hundred people who shape our world.
Paul Simon’s hits are many including Homeward Bound, Scarborough Fair, You Can Call Me Al, The Boxer, Cecilia, Mrs. Robinson and Graceland.
However, he has created some incredible songs that never became massive hits. Tenderness is such an example.
Tenderness is not just an awesome song, it’s a proper test for understanding musical harmony as seemingly every trick in the book has been applied here! I spend several lessons dissecting the song in the master course.
It would be impossible to play Scarborough Fair using different shapes as the incorporated open strings give the arrangement its distinctive sound.
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The harmonic landscape is so huge in this relatively unknown Paul Simon tune it will take a while to get to grips with every section.
Go to Tenderness chords.
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Including detailed, but bite-sized explanations on how the music theory of each song is applied to the neck.
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