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For What It’s Worth

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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For What It’s Worth
 
"For What It's Worth" comes from the band Buffalo Springfield, which was popular in the 1960s and was a springboard to pop stardom for Neil Young, Jim Messina, and Stephen Stills. Stills wrote "For What It's Worth," which Rolling Stone ranked as the 63rd best song of all time. The song uses E, A, D, and C chords and can be played with a variation of the down, down-up, up-down-up strum pattern you learned in "Eleanor Rigby." In this lesson you'll learn the down, mute-up, up-down-up pattern, which will give you a little more percussive sound. Adrianne shows you how to do a "palm mute" by laying the side of your hand on the strings, as well as a more percussive technique in which you hit the strings with the side of your picking hand. She sings the song in the key of E, which is a good key for male singers. Female singers may want to raise the key with a capo (see the next lesson, "Play and Sing 'For What It's Worth' with a Capo"), or stay in the key of E and sing it an octave higher.

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