Lesson Plan


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Lesson notes

Way Over Yonder is a song by American singer-songwriter Carole King. It appears on her multiple Grammy Award winning 2nd studio album ‘Tapestry’ (1971), which is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

The arrangement and progression are far from straightforward. It starts in the key of C, and moves up a whole step to D later in the song. For that, there are many chords, including a lot of different inversions (slash chords).

The strumming is with swing feel, really slow, and picking out the bass notes is a must.

This lesson doesn’t necessarily teaches how to copy King’s amazing piano playing. This is rather a way of how I would accompany myself on the guitar, instead of the piano. In my opinion copying the overall feel of the song is the most important aspect, with still enough room to dress it up too.