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Lesson notes

Norwegian Wood is played in 12/8, where each measure consists of 4 repetitions of a simple 3/4 strumming pattern. The song is fingered in the key of D, but the guitar was played with a capo at the 2nd fret moving the tonal center (tonic) to E. It uses 2 different modes, the first section, starting on D major, uses the mixolydian mode (C natural in the scale rather than C#). The second section, starting on Dm is based on the melodic minor scale.