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Lesson notes

Kim Wilde is a British pop singer, who gained major popularity throughout the 80’s.

She burst onto the music scene in 1981 with her debut single Kids In America, written by her father and brother, Marty and Ricky Wilde.

This lesson is mostly based on an acoustic version, with brother Ricky and Nik Kershaw performing the song on guitar.

The arrangement consists of major chords only. Ricky Wilde uses barre chords from the E family, while leaving the two top strings open, and also a few basic open chords.

We take a look at the fast double time strumming, which changes to the speed of 8th’s back and forth, and a little bit of palm muting.