Lesson Plan


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Lesson notes

In 1971 The Carpenters released their third album, which included Rainy Days And Mondays, Superstar, and For All We Know, three of their biggest hits. The song was written by Fred Karlin, Robb Royer, and Jimmy Griffin, the latter two being part of Bread with David Gates.

Richard Carpenter heard the song in the movie Lovers And Other Strangers and thought it would be perfect for Karen to sing. I have been playing this occasionally with Corina and figured it was time to do a lesson on it.

The accompaniment is pretty straightforward, especially if you pay attention to the bass movement between chords. The introduction can be quite difficult at speed but I go over a couple ways to approach that.