Tide Is High by Blondie
This Blondie hit is great fun for beginners, just 3 easy chords.
And as well as easy 4 down strums on the beat, it can be fun to play in 'double time' and play on beats 2 and 4 and mute on 1 and 3 conpared with the very slow count. You could also think of it as playing on the 'and' and muting on the beat but for beginners that's a bit odd because you know you always play up on the 'and' right? ;)
Counting Double Time
D . D . D . D . - Easy Slow 4 downs 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 - Double time feel m D m D m D m D - Easy Reggae feel
So maybe the original recording was sped up a little but it's certainly a bit sharp. About 20 cents in my estimation. You can fix it using software like Transcribe! - the tuning function. Guitar This is my Maton, Michael Fix model. Amp n/a Effects n/a
This is my Maton, Michael Fix model.