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Lesson notes

El Cóndor Pasa is an orchestral musical piece by the Peruvian composer Daniel Alomía Robles, written in 1913.

It was covered by Simon & Garfunkel in 1970, with Simon adding some English lyrics, and appears on their 1970 Bridge Over Troubled Water.

This lesson takes a look at their version. It features relatively easy chords and progression in Em.

It shows how to strum this with your fingers, while alternating bass notes with your thumb.

It also covers an easy way to play the intro both in first position and an octave up.