Part Three: Last Phrase as Intros

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 When I'm looking for an introduction to play of a particular song, I always look at the last line of the song. Play the final phrase of your song, and then go to the V (dominant) chord or any of its variations. Try this with the endings to the following songs:

"You Are My Sunshine"

Please don't take my sunshine away (lyrics)

Melody Line (play single notes):

C, D, E/C, F, D/G7, D, E, C/C (then play G7 arpeggio here)

"Silent Night"

(lyrics) Sleep in heavenly peace

C, G, E, G, F, D, C (G7 arpeggio  here)

* Frankie and Johnnie
Melody line, play single notes,
E/C, E, E, D/G7, G, G, G,  A, G, E, C/C (G7 arpeggio here)

* Related Resources:

Sometimes you can use material that already exists for an intro... the first line of the song.
Intros, Tags, Fillers

James Stevens Intros
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* Recommended Songs
Songs with Impressive Introductions

* Intro to Beatles Song
How To Play Let It Be Intro by The Beatles

Final part on intros with lots of info coming in the next post... stay tuned. Perhaps will do a brief study on"endings" soon. In the meantime, choose one of your favorite songs to play and start it off with the last line of the song, add your V chord and you're on your way!

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