Lesson Plan


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Lesson notes

Slip Slidin' Away is a song Paul Simon wrote and recorded in 1975 for his third solo album Still Crazy After All These Years, although it was cut from the album and held until 1977 when it was added to his Greatest Hits, Etc. It has become one of his favorites with audiences at many of his live performances.

The song is strummed with a swing feel and uses just a few chords in the key of G, making it quite accessible to beginning guitar players. The short lesson goes over the chords, progression, and arrangement, as well as going into the few embellishments that have evolved in Paul's solo performances over the years.