Greetings My Fine Guitar Playing Friends!
Here we are again deep in the land of Social Music, this time with Irving Burgie's classic Jamaica Farewell as made popular by the great Harry Belafonte. It's three chords - G, C and D - around and around and around which gives us a chance to really explore some of the various inversions up and down the neck as we take instrumental solos. This song is certainly social but because it allows for so many different melodic chordal possibilities it can also serve as a very meditative piece to play. I certainly suggest getting comfortable singing this one and inviting as many people along as you can. This was one of my early successes with harmony singing when I recorded a version of it with Angelique Kidjo and if I can harmonize you can too!! Let me know what you think of this one and have fun with it!!
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Loop 0:00 Run-Through of Jamaica Farwell
Loop 2:25 What You Will Learn Today
Loop 5:13 Breakdown of Chords, Rhythm and Riffs
Loop 24:10 Closing Thoughts
Loop 25:34 Outro