How To: Play "People Are Crazy" by Billy Currington on guitar

Play "People Are Crazy" by Billy Currington on guitar

To play "People are Crazy," you begin with what is called the intro. For this song, the intro includes playing the same group of notes or strings two times; this is called "repeat" on the sheet music. All of the these notes will be played on the B-string except for one. The exception is played on the G-string and this is just played open. Start on the 10 thread (fifth string capo) holding it with your ring finger, count to the fifth string and play it twice, pause, then play 5, 3, 1, and then play your G-string open. Now play 1, 3, 3, 3, 3, 5, 3, 1. Repeat this sequence one more time. The chords for this song are C and G for the intro. With C-chord strum down, down, down, up, down, up, down, down, up and then switch to G-chord and repeat the strumming sequence as before. Two more chords are required to play the song: A minor and F. Play these by continuing in the strumming pattern down, down, down, up, down, up, down, down, up. Switching from A minor to F-chord can be challenging; by focusing on your middle finger, and playing like you are moving from A minor to C you can ease the transition. Using the pointer finger, middle finger and ring finger, move the ring finger to C-chord position, then lift the other fingers and put the pinkie into F chord position and the ring finger across the F bar. The four chords C, G, A minor and F are strummed in the established pattern three consecutive times. Next you will strum in pattern the C chord and the G chord two times. Two verses and the chorus before the bridge which goes F, E minor, D minor, G. The D minor is another chord that may need to be practiced first. As the song comes to a close the tempo is picked up while the chords keep the same strumming pattern throughout the piece. This is a new country song you will surely enjoy.

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