How To Play "Oh My Darling Clementine"

In this tutorial, I'll show you how I play the song "Oh My Darling Clementine", by Percy Montrose.

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How To Play "Oh My Darling Clementine"
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In this tutorial, I'll show you how I play the song "Oh My Darling Clementine", by Percy Montrose.

The Chords

I'll be using only 3 chords for this song: G, Cadd9, and D/F#.

The Cadd9 and D/F# are variations to their traditional counterparts C and D. I use these variations because they fit better within the G chord family. They share more in common with the root chord G, which makes transitioning easier and gives a more unified sound overall.

The Strum Pattern

I'll be using what I like to call the "Swing Pattern" for this song, which is a simple 3 beat strum pattern.

This pattern is made up of 3 down strums with an up strum added at the end of the measure (after beat 3). Keep in mind that down strums always happen on the beats and up strums always happen between beats.

I'll also be plucking only the 1st note of the chord for the 1st beat of each measure. This will be the low E string for the G and D/F# chords, and the A string for the Cadd9 chord. This gives some dynamics to the strum patterns and makes it less monotonous.

Good luck to you and I hope you enjoy.

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