Lesson Plan


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Lesson notes

Keep On Loving You is a soft rock power ballad by American rock band REO Speedwagon. It appears on their 1980 album 'Hi Infidelity' and turned out to be a great success. 

This lesson is entirely based on how Kevin Cronin, the lead vocalist, occasionally performs it on guitar. He plays it either in the key of C, or A (Capo III), usually tuned down a half step in more recent years. We take a look at both.

Most of the chords are relatively easy and also the strumming isn't necessarily hard, but there is a lot of syncopation throughout the arrangement, with accents on off beats, or when changing chords. This can be challenging and tricky if you're still working on timing in general.