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June 8, 2020

“Girls Like You” by Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B Play-Along Series

Playing Pop music on strings is fun, right?  But there’s so much more to doing it well than than meets the eye- that’s why I made this free five-part play-along series for you on “Girls Like You” by Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B.

Interested in learning more? Check out these resources to learn more about making your own covers, improvisation, harmony, and rhythm.

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Part One- Warm-Up

Play after me!  If the later phrases start moving too fast, feel free to move to part two to get started .

Part Two- The Rhythm Guitar Part

Learn that catchy guitar riff while developing your ability to play strumming rhythms with the bow.

Part Three- The Melody (Verse)

Learn to channel the feel of the vocal line by playing with a lyrical feel while staying in the groove.

Part Four- The Melody (Chorus/Refrain)

Now for the chorus!  Let’s combine rhythmic bowing from part two into a more lyrical approach to make things really pop.

Part five- Putting it Together

Now that we’ve gotten the bowing and rhythmic techniques together, let’s add the other parts and speed up the tempo.  Happy playing!

Learn More:

Ready to go beyond classical music to express yourself through improvisation, harmony, groove, and more?  Check out these opportunities:

Easy Tonal Improvisation- Learn to arrange ALL the parts you need for your own song covers, improvise your own melodies, and much more.  It’ll change how you view harmony.

Harmony Fundamentals Master Series– Take the next step beyond Easy Tonal Improvisation.  I’ll teach you how to reach for the most complex harmonic applications on bowed strings.

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