Lesson Plan


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Lesson notes

Tears On My Pillow is a doo-wop song recorded by Little Anthony & The Imperials, and became their first million-seller.

It has been covered many times, most notably by Kylie Minogue in 1990. It was also performed by Sha Na Na in the movie Grease and included on the soundtrack. 

Despite of the title, it's a fun song to play. In some ways it's quite straightforward and easy, but it has a few challenges, depending on one's level of playing. 

The arrangement starts out in the key of C and moves up a whole step to the key of D in the last verse. 

The challenging aspects of the song might be the several barre chords, the little bass lines and even the strumming. We break all of this down in close up.