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Lesson notes

Jake Bugg is a very young and promising singer-songwriter from the UK. He has already released two albums and is hailed as the ‘precocious talent fusing retro folk with blistering contemporary rock riffs.

The heartbreaking ‘Broken’ is the seventh track from his self-titled debut album. It features a rolling arpeggio finger picking pattern with the bass notes on beat 1, the and of beat 2 and beat 4. Even though it uses only the I IV V and VI in the key of G, it consists of several chord shapes, including a couple of very nice voicings higher up the neck.

There is also a segment in which I talk about the lyrics and what happens in the song dynamically.