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Lesson notes

Simple As This is a great strumming song by Jake Bugg, a young and promising English singer-songwriter. It’s the 5th track of his self-titled and successful debut album, released in 2012.

It features a relatively easy chord progression in the key of G, chords in open position and an uptempo strumming-pattern in swing time. Even though the song seems easy, the several changes in the time signature throughout the arrangement make it quite tricky to play.

There are several differences between the album version and how Jake Bugg plays this on stage. For that, in the lesson we take a look at both versions as well as some other details of his playing.