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August 1, 2011

How to Play…”Rolling in the Deep”, Part 2

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Hey kids, thanks for checking in on Part 2 of our lesson on “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele!

In the last post, How to Play…”Rolling in the Deep”, Part 1, we tackled the verse and pre-chorus sections of the song. In this post we’ll tackle the chorus section. We’ll also discuss some different strumming options, which will:

– Give you some room for creativity;
– Increase the fun factor;
– Make the guitar part more interesting overall.

Enjoy! (more…)

July 27, 2011

How To Play…”Rolling in the Deep”

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So my new current obsession is the song, “Rolling in the Deep”, by the British singer, Adele. Truth be told, I was somewhat familiar with Adele, but didn’t even know that the song pummeling my senses everyday over the car stereo and at the gym was hers. I just knew it was a great song with tremendous vocals and a cool, bluesy vibe.

It was really one of my students (yo, Savannah!) who inadvertently turned me onto Adele via her impassioned Facebook posts. So I asked her which Adele song I should check out first. She said, “‘Rolling in the Deep’ is her biggest song, so you could probably start there.” And so I did. And the rest is history, culminating in the following guitar lesson! (more…)

Jim Bowley is a professional guitarist, teacher and blogger. A native of Baltimore, he has over 30 years of playing experience and an advanced degree in Music Education from Towson University. Jim lives in Bel Air, MD where he maintains a thriving private lesson studio and performs with his band, Remains of Radio.

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