Lesson Plan


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Lesson notes

Russians is a topical anti-war song by Sting, from his debut solo album ‘The Dreams of the Blue Turtles, released in 1985.

The lesson shows a simple finger picking arpeggio-style arrangement in the key of Am, where the guitar is capoed on the second fret. To match the original recording it should be on the third fret, putting it in the absolute key of Cm.

We take a look at the chords, which are mostly in first position, the picking and the progression.