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Lesson notes

Orchard Road is a beautiful ballad recorded by singer-songwriter Leo Sayer for his 10th studio album ‘Have You Ever Been In Love’, released in 1983.

It features a relatively easy progression in the key of C, but does have a few sudden key changes, to Eb in the chorus and A in the bridge.

The challenges lie mostly within incorporating the melody in the intro, picking out the bass notes when playing in the key of C, and being able to play barre chords in the key of Eb.

Last but not least are the vocals, which are too high for the average male voice. For that I’ve added a segment showing how to play the song in the key of G. From there, if necessary, one could capo it up.