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Lesson notes

So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad) is a song written by Don Everly and released by The Everly Brothers in 1960.

This lesson covers the progression in the five guitar friendly keys, starting with E, as the original recording, and moves on to the key of G, C, D (including Dropped D-tuning) and A.

It breaks down the strumming, which should be done with swing feel, and shows how to pick alternating bass notes, going back and forth between the root of the chord and its 5th.

The song starts out with its signature descending bass line, so we take a look at that as well.