Day 8 - G Major Scale and 'The Joker' by Steve Miller Band

Hi guys, welcome to Day 8 of this Guitar Starter Course where we'll be checking out the G major scale and a riff to a classic song that uses this scale!

The song we'll be learning is 'The Joker' by the Steve Miller band - a fantastic song to get your mates singing along to! We'll be learning the riff and the song in full, plus easier 'strum and sing' options.

Click the ‘Chords’ icon above for the online chord sheet for 'The Joker’ or ‘Songbooks’ to checkout my recommended paperback songbooks for beginners!

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G Major Scale

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Click this link to view the full TAB (for the riff) & Chord sheet for this song!

N.B. Tuning is D G C F A D if you want to play along to the original record.

Or - Once you’ve completed the lesson, watch Andy demonstrate the full song and play along using this video below!

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Song 6 - Ain't No Sunshine by Bill Withers - Play along video!

Once you’ve completed the lesson from the video above, watch Andy demonstrate the full song and play along to this video with your guitar!

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What’s next?

If you’ve successfully played along with Andy in the full demo video above, you’re ready to move on to Day 7 of this Starter course where we’ll be checking out how to play something called '4 chord songs'!

If you want more fingerstyle - check out my other recommended fingerstyle lesson tutorials & song lessons here!

If you’ve found you struggle, you may wish to checkout Level 4 of Andy’s complete Beginners Course where minor chords and fingerstyle are covered more in depth- links below.