As I mentioned in my lesson post last Friday, my instructor gave me Day Tripper by The Beatles as my homework. The song is pretty straight forward, nothing very difficult really. I can play all the bits and pieces, but for some reason, I had the toughest time playing the song straight through without constant screw ups. It took more takes than I’d like to admit to get what’s in the final video.
There seems to be something about pushing the record button for these videos that makes me loose what little playing ability I have (and that is very little to begin with). A song that I can get through without the video camera watching me is immediately botched as soon as I start recording. Talk about folding under pressure (and I’m the only one in the room).
Anyway, here are the basics for Day Tripper:
The chord progression is: F#7 -> A7 -> G#7 -> C#7 -> B7
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