Greetings Guitar Friends and Neighbors! Let's get serious about bar chords and let's get serious about African American Gospel music, in particular the amazing Sister Rosetta Tharp. Up Above My Head is a beautiful song for 1001 reasons and in this lesson we'll look at the guitar possibilities in the key of Dm. If you want broader context I suggest tuning in to watch some of the live videos of Sister Rosetta Tharp that are readily available. Her guitar playing is inspired, to say the least. I've broken it down quite a bit here but once you have the basics you can, of course, play it in your own style.
Let me know how you're doing...summers here and that means more time to practice!!
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Loop 0:00 Run-Through of Up Above My Head
Loop 1:05 What You Will Learn Today
Loop 2:48 Breakdown of Chords and Song Form
Loop 10:51 Practice Loop of Chords and Strumming
Loop 11:32 Muting The Chords
Loop 14:46 Closing Thoughts
Loop 16:25 Practice Loop of Whole Song