Every Breath You Take
This song is in the best "beginner key", which is the key of G. That is because the chords used in this key are relatively easy to play.
G to Em: hold 1
Em to C: hold 2
First, make sure you can change the chords smoothly enough to play them with 4 simple downstrums per measure. That will look and sound like this........
Practice the song until you can play it and sing it. Those students using my book, "The Path" mentioned above, follow all the directions for mastering chord changes, and putting a song together so it can be played smoothly, while being sung.
After that is achieved, try a more interesting rhythm. This one, using 8th notes in the bass and a strum on beats 2 and 4 works very nicely..........
Below, you will find the song written out with this rhythm pattern. We use the root of each chord for its bass note.
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