Full Access Members Only

How Does Your Light Shine: C-Section

 

Get Full Access Today To Learn

Shambala

Plus 11,000 More Guitar Lessons.

Product Cost Lessons Instructors Instructor Help New Lessons Return Policy
Guitar Tricks $19.95 11,000+ 45 Instructors Yes Yes, Weekly 60 Days
Guitar Dvd's $30 - $60 20 - 30 1 Instructor No Interaction No No
Guitar Books $20 - $40 30 - 40 1 Instructor No Interaction No No
Other Sites $20 - $40 100 - 500 1-5 Instructor Sometimes Sometimes 3-7 Days
In-person $40 - $80 1 Hour 1 Instructor Yes Yes No
This structure occurs twice in the song, and here we have a radical change in the rhythm and chord structure. It is a 4 bar phrase which repeats twice the first time it appears (for a total of 8 bars), and then repeats four times later in the song (for a total of 16 bars).

The first 3 bars of A and D are repetitive and basic, using single down strums on beats 2 & 4, followed by a double "bump" on beats 2 and 3 of the fourth bar (A).

A dramatic change like this functions as a pacing device in the context of the songwriting. It disrupts the repetition of the 2 bar phrase that runs through out the rest of the tune, and a feeling of return is experienced when the "C" section ends and the original groove kicks back in.
Open In New Window
lesson notation