Lesson Plan


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Lesson notes

The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys, the title track of the 1971 Traffic album, is a jazzy, spacey jam written by Steve Winwood with lyrics by percussionist Jim Capaldi. The recording featured extended improvs but the basic rhythm parts were done with the bass and the piano.

This lesson combines those into a guitar part in Dropped D Tuning that is not too difficult to play. It also includes a short look at a ‘Campfire Version’, along the lines of how Jim Capaldi played it in later years.