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So Glad I'm Here


Chords, Rhythm and Riffs

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So Glad I'm Here > Chords, Rhythm and Riffs

Greetings My Fine Musical Friends! Here we are again in the happy land of Social Music with a song I learned from the great Bessie Jones, a singer, storyteller and keeper of African-American traditions. She performed for much of her life with The Georgia Sea Island Singers. I’ve heard this as a gospel song but the version we’re learning here is something that Christians and non-Christians can all lyrically agree on. The Tune is in the key of C and we’ll be playing it as C7 with F7 and G7…a lot of seventh chords! And what a treat that can be. Because this has that blues / gospel type of feel we’re going to dig in hard to some of the simple and highly effective bass runs that will drive it along. We’ll also talk a little bit about possible ways to engage a crowd and get everybody singing along.

Let me know what you think…it’s a treat to be here with you again at the Sonic Junction!

Dan Zanes

 

 

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Guitar

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Loop 0:00 Run-Through of So Glad I'm Here

 

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Loop 1:58 What You Will Learn Today

Loop 3:18 Breakdown of Chords, Rhythm and Riffs

Loop 19:37 How To Sing It With A Group of People

Loop 20:50 Outro

 

 

 

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tim james
tim james Nov 20, 2017

GROOVY

Dan Zanes
Dan Zanes Nov 21, 2017

Thanks Tim!

It's great to know that you're out there tuning in to these lessons!!

They're a lot of fun to make, as you can imagine....

I hope things are going well for you....

Yr pal,

Dan

 

 
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