The Kinks - Sunny Afternoon

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This video explains how to play all the guitars part for "Sunny Afternoon" by The Kinks, including the intro, chords and strumming pattern. The intro guitar part for "Sunny Afternoon" can be played on acoustic by adding chords to the single note riff.

The strumming pattern for the song is down down down up down up, with swing and pushed eighths. The chords for the verse are D Minor, C, and F, while the chorus includes D Major, G7, C7, and F. The song ends with a D Minor chord changing the root notes from string four to five and ending on D Major.

The song can also be played as individual notes instead of chords for a different sound. The key to playing the song is to keep the strumming hand going and force the chord changes if necessary. The F chord can be challenging, especially for beginners, but it can be strummed only on the specific part of the song.

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If you like this mix of chords & single note riffs on acoustic, check out my 14 day late beginner online bootcamp at the link below!

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