Lesson Plan


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Lesson notes

Spooky was an instrumental written by sax player Mike Shapiro before the Classics IV got a hold of it and guitarist James Cobb added lyrics. Vocalist Dennis Yost’s performance shot it up the charts in 1968. It also included a memorable sax solo, something that became a staple of pop hit over the next decade.

The song only uses four chords and this lesson looks at a few different ways of voicing them, starting with a challenge for the student to figure out a couple on their own. There is a simple strumming, Campfire Version, as well as a more difficult fingerstyle version using all four fingers and a bit of percussion.