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Your First Simple Chords: C and G

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Let's learn the song, 'Walk Downtown'. This beginning version uses the simple C and G chords, in the same rhythm you have been practicing from our previous lesson.

But notice what happens when we put words and melody to it; it's a real song!

WALK DOWNTOWN by Lisa McCormick

Take my hand
Let's walk downtown
Cause I've got
Something to tell you

We will take a table
In a fine cafe
And I will say
I love you

Let's walk downtown

Look under the "Image Tab" to see a complete lyric sheet with chords for this song.
It's a good idea to print this out, so you can follow along with the video, and also practice it on your own.
To print the lyric sheet, go to the "Print This Lesson" Tab

* A note about lyric sheets with chords: The music of any song moves along at a regular and rhythmic pace, and you should be playing your strums and chord changes accordingly. Many times, the placement of the lyrics will not seem to line up exactly with the placement of the chord changes. This is totally natural, though it can be a little confusing sometimes when looking at the lyric sheets with chords. Make it your priority to master playing along with the chord changes in a steady manner, and when that becomes comfortable, you can try to add in the singing. Some words and syllables will line up directly with a chord change, while other have more fluidity. Again, the guitar part is STEADY. The singing part is looser and more interpretive. Have fun!

(Words and music (c) Lisa McCormick, All Rights Reserved)

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