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Take Me To The River: Introduction

 

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What's up everyone, it's Mike from Guitar Tricks teaching you "Take Me To The River", as made famous by Al Green. This is a soul and R&B classic that features some textbook rhythm guitar playing.

In the following lessons, we'll talk about extended chord voicings, adding simple melodic ideas to chord shapes, syncopation, and the role of the guitar in a dense R&B/soul environment.

We're in the key of E, a 4/4 time signature, at a tempo of 120 bpm.