Lesson Plan


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Lesson notes

Great Lake Swimmers is a Canadian band built around the melodic folk rock songs of singer-songwriter Tony Dekker. In this lesson we take a look at their hit, Your Rocky Spine, which appeared on their third studio album ‘Ongiara’. The arrangement is mostly based on Tony Dekker’s performance at ‘The Capital Bar’, although a few details of the original recording are incorporated as well. It features only five chords in the keys of Dm and F major, a simple strumming pattern, all rounded up with a lot of hammer-ons. The hammer-ons make this song a bit challenging and very fun to play