Learn how to play Summer of 69
How to play Summer of 69
Would you like to learn how to play Summer of 69 today? I love Bryan Adams songs especially Summer of 69 - it has a special meaning for me as it does for many of my generation. Do you play any Bryan Adams songs? Maybe Summer of 69 will be the first? I really like this song as the Summer of 69 was when I actually played my first electric guitar and I played it until my fingers bled too so the words of the song really do mean something personal. So how do you play this great Bryan Adams classic?
Here you can learn how to play Summer of 69. I will show you TAB and chords to the intro which is the best known part of the song, sheet music for Summer of 69 and direct you to some cool Bryan Adams and guitar playing stuff....
Intro image and guitar graphics are all my own creation, please do not copy!
Why learn to play Summer of 69?
Summer of 69 Really Rocks!
Actually, I think Summer of 69 is a great song for beginners to learn. It takes some very basic chords and just by a little bit of right hand control, use of the little finger to increase fret hand mobility and a few simple sus4 and sus2 chords it comes up with one of the most recognizable signature licks in rock! You can learn a LOT from playing this song. Basic chords, simple power chords, contrast within a song, and I hate to say it - good musical taste!
Summer of 69 Guitar Chords Diagrams and Photos - If you are a complete beginner, try practising these chords first, there is a ten second time limit to find theClick thumbnail to view full-size
Bryan Adams Summer of 69 - First half of the intro....
This is based on a D chord with left hand fingers moving in and out of Dsus2 and Dsus 4. If you don't know these chords then look at the photo gallery for bigger versions of the diagrams and I will add more photos later. The picture is TAB I generated with Sibelius software. I did the chord graphics myself and added them to the TAB later. I like to do my own chords because they tie in better with the TAB lines than the traditional upright ones!
Summer of 69 - Second half of the intro
This is based on an A chord with left hand fingers moving in and out of Asus2 and Asus4. If you don't know these chords then look at the photo gallery for bigger versions of the diagrams and I will add more photos later. I hope to get a video camera for my birthday and if I do I will video me playing this for you too!
Basically this can be played fingerstyle with thumb taking the bass notes and i.m.a. fingers playing a treble string each, or it can be played "hybrid picked" with plectrum and fingers. If you are a beginner electric player the simplest option would be to miss the bass notes out and just use a pick in an Up Up Down Up Up Down economy picking fashion. Picking Up through strings 1 and 2 is quite easy when you make one smooth movement of it and the final downstroke on string 3 will send you in the right direction to repeat the pattern!
The rest of the song is fairly straightforward too. I won't do it all here, you have the juicy bit, but you can check out the instructional videos further down or even better you could treat yourself to a Bryan Adams TAB book.....
Bryan Adams Sheet Music
Best of Bryan Adams Easy Piano + Vocal + Chords
Easy Piano Summer of 69
This sheet music download is for easy piano, so if you are not a guitarist you could thinkof buying The Best of Bryan Adams for easy piano:
Woodshedding in the Summer of 69
Learning to play Classical Gas by Mason Williams
That first real six string led to a lot of joy and a fair bit of pain in the early days! One of my favourite pieces was Classical Gas by Mason Williams - I struggled to play this just from the sheet music - today things are easier!
Some of my links
- My guitar basics website
This is my website of tuition resources for guitarists interested in a more formal approach. It will help with free music for reading practice, information on technique and scales and chords. It is not a TAB site, but intended to help theory and deve
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