Announcement: Releases “Learn How to Play Stand By Me - Easy Acoustic Guitar Lesson”

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Beth starts off this easy beginner acoustic guitar lesson by going over what chords you will be using in the song. The chords she says you will use are; C, G, Em and D. Next Beth explains that the chord progression is G, Em, C, and D and then back to G, which she says is the same all the way through the whole song. Next Norman teaches the strumming pattern as down, down, up, up, down, up and that G and Em get eight beats each and the C and D get four beats each and the final G gets eight beats, so in other words you play the strumming pattern twice on G and Em and once on C and D. The strumming pattern is counted as 1 2 & 3 4 & which is four beats. “It’s a really cool song and it’s so simple to play,” says Norman, “you will also need to use a Capo on the second fret.” Complete chord charts and guitar TAB’s are available for this easy beginner guitar lesson at

A Capo, short for capotasto, which is Italian for “head of fret board,” is a device used on the neck of a fretted instrument to shorten the playable length and raise the pitch.

Ben E King is American R & B singer from Henderson North Carolina and was one of the lead singers in The Drifters. Over the course of his career he has performed on 31 albums. He is best known for being the co writer of the song Stand by Me, a top 10 hit in the US in 1961 and then again in 1986 when it was used in the movie of the same name and was a number one hit in the UK that same year.

Beth Norman

Started playing the guitar at the age of 15 and started her first band only after 3 months of playing. She put up her first YouTube tutorial video in 2009 and has gained 40,000 subscribers and over 8 million views and counting.

About is a great online resource for learning to easily play your favorite songs on the guitar. With several great instructors and a constant growing catalog of songs, everyone can learn to play there favorite songs.

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