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Lesson notes

Least Complicated is a song by an American folk rock music duo consisting of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers. It it taken from their 5th studio album Swamp Ophelia.

Although the lesson takes a look at both guitar parts, it mostly covers Emily’s part in the key of A. It goes over the travis style picking and a few strumming examples. The latter should be done randomly but very important is to accentuate certain beats throughout the song, including the off beats and syncopated chord changes.

Besides three barre chords, a couple of chord shapes will be challenging to some guitar players.

Since Amy’s part in the key of G is much easier, beginners might wanna tackle that first. A short segment for that is included.