Lesson Plan


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Lesson notes

San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair) is an American pop music song, written by John Philips of The Mamas & The Papas and sung by Scott McKenzie.

The song is in the key of G, using the I, IV, V and VI, and changes to the key of A at the end. Even though the arrangement is easy, the student needs to be able to play barre chords from both the E and A families.

The strumming is simple, should be done randomly and changes from the speed of 8th’s to the speed of 16th’s back and forth.

The lesson takes a look at how to dress up the playing by for example adding bounces into the strumming to give it a rhythmic feel. Copying the bass player for the last part of the song is also a nice addition to ones playing.