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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



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Print Print Chords & Tab

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


Download the Sheet Music PDF


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


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,



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