Lesson Plan


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Lesson notes

Arms of Mary is a song written by Iain Sutherland and performed by Sutherland Brothers and Quiver. It was a 1976 international hit single for the band and later covered by many artists, such as The Everly Brothers and Smokie. 

This lesson teaches how to play the song in the key of C, as done on the original, and in the key of G which is how others have recorded it. The latter fits most male vocals probably a little better too. 

The arrangement has a nice flatpicking intro as well as some easy strumming. At the end of the song the key changes a whole step up, from C to D, and from G to A. Most chords are relatively doable and some might be a little challenging. 

We of course break all of this down in detail.