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Lesson notes

Criminal was written and sung by Fiona Apple. It was released that in 1997 both as a single and on the album, Tidal. In this lesson, we’ll talk about the 9 different triads used in the song. Three of them are played with an added 7, so we’ll talk about how to do that. As usual, we’ll first go through each part of the song with chords in root position – then follow that up by using the technique of finding the nearest inversion. In the song specific techniques section, I’ll take you through the song front to back – detailing many of the signature licks in the song. I will also be showing the C-minor blues scale as part of the lesson.