This guitar lesson shows how to make three basic chords a little more interesting by adding a through note, some open strings, and a beat with your strumming.

The two things you'll want to practice here are getting the rhythm down and holding the G note for most of the song. This can be hard on the little finger and you'll need to build up your callouses, as well, it really strengthens the hand by holding this position for so long.

When ever you're learning a new song always experiment by opening various strings within a chord to see the effect, and by adding in other notes.



The Cabbagetown Martini is made with equal parts Gin and Sweet Vermouth, three ice cubes (shaken not stirred) and two olives.

Use:

Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin
Martini Sweet White Vermouth

TIP: It really is easier to learn guitar by doing shorter practice sessions more often, than longer sessions less frequently.




Words Fail Me
by Rob Thompson

Add the note G by using your little finger on the 1st string, 3rd fret.

F(+G) C(+G)
I hear you crying in the middle of the night,
G(+G)
I know that sounds cliché.
F(+G) C(+G)
I know I'll find you sitting in the dark,
G(+G)
I'm sure there's something I should say.

F(+G) C(+G) G(+G)
And words fail me
And words fail me,
And words fail me

Cause we know you're going away.

(At end of chorus play the normal chords: C G F)

I saw your suitcase sitting by the door.
You didn't bring a lot, I wish you could have taken more.
I stole your T-shirt to remind me of the day,
You knocked on my door,
And said that you would stay.

And words fail me
And words fail me,
And words fail me,
You put your finger to my lips, you raise your suitcase to your hip, and walk away.

I watch the seagulls circle 'round the ferry,
Just like you circled 'round my heart.
You're going to the island to a friend I've never met.
And so you write our ending as you make another start.

And words fail me
And words fail me,
And words fail me,
As I watch you sail away.