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My Walking Stick, Part 1

This lesson is part of the course Fingerstyle Guitar with Stevie Coyle.
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My Walking Stick  
 
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My Walking Stick, Part 1
My Walking Stick, Part 1
 
The Irving Berlin song “My Walking Stick” was made popular among guitarists by Leon Redbone, whose recorded the song played fingerstyle on his 1975 debut On the Track. In this lesson you’ll learn Stevie’s version of Leon’s version. It’s in the key of A minor in standard tuning. Stevie starts by showing the chord progression, which includes a diminished seventh chord, and a bass-brush strum you can use with the chords if you’re singing the song. He also shows you all the voicings you’ll use in the verse of “My Walking Stick,” including a couple voicings of the diminished seventh chord and an E7 voicing up the neck.

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