We will be using standard tuning just like the original recording.
I think this will be a great song for any upper beginner and up guitarist to learn. It contains only one simple chord progression and contains no bar chords.
As I mention in the video lesson, Tom Petty liked to hold down the 3rd fret on the high E string over the simple open chord progression. This technique turns these basic chords into chords like Fmaj-add9 and Aminor7.
However, I am sure Tom Petty probably wasn't thinking about all of that, he was just trying to thicken up the sound a bit.
A little later in the song, those same four chords are played with a more aggressive strumming style. I will demonstrate the strumming pattern at that section along with the strumming pattern that occurs for most of the song.
I hope you guys enjoy learning this laid back classic from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers!
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