Lesson Plan


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Lesson notes

Need You Now is a song co-written, and recorded by American country music trio Lady A, formerly known as Lady Antebellum.

It’s the title track to their 2nd studio album of the same name. It became a worldwide hit, and won four Grammy Awards in 2011.

This lesson focusses on how Dave Haywood, member of the band, plays it on guitar.

It teaches the chords in the key of C (Capo IV), including several examples of the embellishments he uses.

It breaks down the strumming thoroughly, since it’s the most important aspect of the song. Very often the off beats are accentuated and this might turn out to be challenging to some guitar players.

Keep in mind that through out the years, Lady A has performed and arranged the song in many different ways. And each time Haywood might play it a little different too.