Lesson 6 - 'Rip Tide' by Vance Joy // 10 Songs in 10 Days for KIDS

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Day 6 - Strumming focus and 'Rip Tide' by Vance Joy

Welcome to LESSON 6 of my series Learn 10 songs in 10 days for KIDS! 

Today, we'll learn how to improve our strumming with the great song 'Rip Tide' by Vance Joy!

This song has just three chords and uses the same chord progression for every verse AND chorus. 

We'll also learn about what a 'middle 8' section is! In short, the middle 8 comes after the 2nd chorus in a song, around 2 minutes in. This keeps the music interesting as a listener and is typical of most pop songs.

If your guitar is out of tune >> learn how to tune your guitar here


Basic chord progression

This is repeated for the whole song, apart from the 'middle 8' section, which comes after the second chorus around two minutes into the song.

||:Am       |G         |C         |C        :||

As always, we have 'easy' and 'full' chord options for this song, as shown below.

Easy chord options

To play these, just strum the thinnest three strings, then move onto learning the full chord options for this song at a later date and only when you are ready!

Full chord options

Feel free to have a go at these chord options, which are the most common way of playing the chords in this song. But only attempt these when you feel you are ready!

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Next Up: Lesson 7 - 'Uptown Funk' // 10 Songs in 10 Days for KIDS

Well done! Let's jump into the next lesson of the course.