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Lesson notes

Summer Of ’69 is a song by Canadian rock singer-songwriter Bryan Adams, recorded in 1984 and released as the 4th single of his album Reckless.

The lesson is mostly based on the acoustic version as performed during the Unplugged Show broadcast by MTV.

The song is in the key of D, using the I, IV, V and VI, and a key change in the bridge. The playing involves both flatpicking as well as strumming.

The lesson takes a close look at the main four measures which appear in the intro, outro, verses and interludes. It covers how Keith Scott plays it, which is basically an arpeggio over D major and A major, incorporating sus2’s and sus4’s, and also how Bryan plays it himself.