Lesson Plan

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Lesson notes

You’ll Never Walk Alone is a show tune from the 1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical ‘Carousel’.

The song has been recorded by many artists, and was a big hit for British beat group Gerry & The Pacemakers in 1963.

This guitar arrangement is loosely based on how the piano player plays it, and uses a simple fingerpicking pattern. This could be done with a pick as well, and of course one could also strum through the song, like Gerry does.

We take a close up look at both hands, and break down the progression, which starts and ends in the key of C. There are many twists and turns with chords out of the key, maybe even a change to the key of F and back to C again. There are a few augmented chords, a dim7, and dominant 7ths.