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Lesson notes

Stage Fright, the title song from The Band's 1970 album, was written by Robbie Robertson about the anxiety of performing, and how it can be rewarding, and even addicting. This is something most of our attendees at the International Guitar Camp can certainly relate to.

The songs features some fast double time strumming, so the student should already be somewhat familiar with the technique before tackling this lesson. There are some syncopated chord changes where the change happens before beat 1 of the measure. The songs uses all chords in the key of G Major, as well as many others outside the key. There are also spots where single bass notes are played.

The lesson covers all the parts, including bringing the piano intro into the strumming pattern.