Lesson Plan


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Lesson notes

Time For Me To Fly is a song by American rock band REO Speedwagon, released in 1978 as the second single from the album 'You Can Tune A Piano, But You Can't Tuna Fish. 

It features only three chords in the key of D (D-G-A), which you could simply play in standard tuning. 

That said, the lead singer Kevin Cronin, who also wrote the song, usually plays it with Open D-tuning (DADF#AD). But in another occasion, like during The Midnight Special (1980), he played it with chord shapes in the key of E (E-A-B), with all strings tuned down a whole step. (DGCFAD).

Probably the biggest challenge is the timing of the chord changes. Very often they appear on the offbeats and are all over the arrangement. For example, the 'and of 2', the 'and of 3', the 'and of 4', the 'ie of 4'. All in all, you must be somewhat comfortable strumming in general. 

This lesson breaks down all the above.