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Wayfaring Stranger

This lesson is part of the course Beginning Guitar with Adrianne Serna.
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Learn to play guitar from scratch and sing some of your favorite songs with simple but powerful chords and strum patterns. Includes 24 great songs to play, with chord and lyric sheets. 
 
 
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Gillian Welch’s song “Orphan Girl” was first recorded by Emmylou Harris on her classic Wrecking Ball album, and Welch recorded the song, which has become a bluegrass jam session favorite, on her debut recording, Revival. You can play “Orphan Girl” with just three chords—G, C, and D—and the bass down-up strum, with or without an alternating bass, whichever you choose. Adrianne shows you which bass strings to alternate for each chord and how to accent the second and fourth beats of each measure.  
 
 
 
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The traditional folk song “Wayfaring Stranger” has been played and recorded by numerous people, including Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, and Doc Watson. Adrianne plays it in the key of Am, without a capo. The chords you’ll need for “Wayfaring Stranger” are Am, Dm, E7 (which you can make by playing an E chord and lifting up your ring finger so the fourth string is open), F, and C. Adrianne also shows you a couple of different ways to play an F chord. You can play “Wayfaring Stranger” with the bass down or bass down-up strums. Adrianne also shows you how to do a bass-down strum with muting and an alternating bass.

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