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Different Drum is a very early song written by Mike Nesmith in 1964, a couple years before his Monkees career started. It was originally recorded by The Greenbriar Boys, which is how Linda Ronstadt heard it. She was the front woman for The Stone Poneys at the time, who made three albums before disbanding and launching Linda's solo career. Her recording was done with the L.A. session musicians The Wrecking Crew and it went on to become her first hit record.

This lesson goes over the chord progression in the key of C, using a basic strumming pattern but includes the idea of 'focused strumming'– aiming for different areas of strings for a varied sound.