Cotton Eyed Joe

by Nicola Mandorino

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  • Hello GMC!

    This is the famous folk song called "Cotton Eyed Joe".
    I have prepared this easy version for beginners with two variations of the theme. You will play solo and guitar accompaniment with chords.

    The accompaniment is playing only four chords: G, C, D.
    As you can see in the video, for the chords I put the palm of my right hand on all the strings.
    This allows me to get a full power sound for the accompaniment.

    Perform the song very slowly at first, then gradually increase the speed until you master the technique.

    Contents :

    Cotton Eyed Joe: melody - video parts 1-5
    Accompaniment - video parts 6-9

    Gear used :

    Acoustic guitar: Taylor 410 CE
    Strings: Elixir Polyweb .012-.052

    Onboard Fishman Prefix Plus - right channel
    Mini mic Audio Technica Pro 70 - left channel
    USB audio interface - Focusrite Scarlett 2i4
    Key : G Major

    Tuning : Standard

    Tempo : 120 bpm

    Chord progression :


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