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Lesson notes

Chasing Cars is a song from the British alternative rock band Snow Patrol. It is taken from their fourth album, Eyes Open, and was released in 2006. The song gained significant popularity in the US after being featured in the second season finale of the popular medical drama series Grey’s Anatomy. It was nominated for Best Rock Song at the 2007 Grammy Awards.

The lesson takes a look at the acoustic version which involves two guitar parts. It features an easy 8-measure progression in the key of A, using the I, IV and V.

It contains mostly two-note chord shapes, a few possible challenging left hand stretches, flatpicking, focused strumming and full on strumming for the right hand. The latter needs to be done driving and consistently.