In this lesson we will strum away and play accompaniment to the paniolo song by John Pi’ilani Watkins Ulupalakua inspired by a visit to Upcountry Maui. We will play many variations on this song in later lessons. Starting to know a song by learning its chord progression is great way to build a foundation for accompaniment and solo playing.
Here is the progression in the key of G:
G | G7 | C | G | E7 | A7 | D7 | G | A7 D7 | G |