EX­AM­PLE 7 Buddy holly style

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AEx­am­ple seven uses the I, VIm, IV, V chord pro­gres­sion (A-F#m-D-E) which was very popular in the 50s as a rock‘n’roll can­vass. The rake stroke on beat two of each bar may take a lit­tle prac­tice to per­fect. This is sim­ply a slightly

DEs­lower strum that spreads the notes out. You may need to ex­per­i­ment with how fast or slow the pick is swept across the strings to get the de­sired ef­fect. How many 50s songs can you think of that used th­ese chords?

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