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Lesson notes

I Was The One is a ballad song recorded and performed by artist Elvis Presley. It was released as the B-side of his major hit single Heartbreak Hotel, released in 1956.

The arrangement is in the key of C, but features a few chords out of the key as well.

The strumming could be either done in cut time with swing feel or in 6/8 . Personally I prefer the latter, which might be a tad harder to execute, since the right hand moves much faster.

We also take a look at how to somewhat copy the electric guitar riff in the intro.