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Sunny Afternoon – Intro/Chorus Tag
Let’s start working on how to play the intro/chorus tag of Sunny Afternoon.
This is perhaps the most difficult part of the song so if you struggle today, know that it does get easier.
Start by playing each example on your own at a slow tempo, without a metronome. The main aim has to be to work out how you are going to finger this.
Here’s the TAB for example 1. It’s played legato. Stay on this example until you worked out how to fret it.
Again, we must always indicate that it is played in a triplet feel. However, we only need to do it once. So in the examples that follow, this is understood to still be the case.
Here’s example 2, now you need to mute the bass notes. Check the video lesson and TAB loop video for details.
Spend plenty of time getting this right at a slow tempo. No need to use a metronome, focus on fretting and muting.
Here’s the final example.
This last example uses more strings for the chords and also employs rakes and open strings.
When all examples feel OK, try it along to the TAB loop which is all examples, one after another.
Next time, things get easier as we learn how to play the verse.
See you then!
Dan (your guitar guru)