This lesson will teach you how to play measures 15 & 16 of the Combined Arrangement Guitar version of Cry me a River. To listen to the Guitar Tab for the whole song go to the COMBINED ARRANGEMENT GUITAR TAB video. An essential part of any performance of an arrangement of a tune is that the melodic line should be heard clearly above the accompanying notes. Go to the MELODY Measures 15 & 16 page to revise the melody for these measures. If you want to impress, let that melody fly! Go to CHORDS Measures 15 &16 page to revise the chords for these measures.
In this guitar solo, in the first of these measures, play the melody with the exact same fingering as the melody version
now, harmonise the melody by playing the
4th string open
a D note, and the root of the harmonising chord
3rd finger, on the 4th string, 3rd fret
an F note, a chord note of the harmonising G7 chord
and finally, C note, with the
3rd finger, on the 5th string, 3rd fret
The Guitar Tabs on the bottom of the video screen will help you find where to place your left hand fingers
to complete this in this acoustic guitar solo, on the last two beats of the second measure play a B7 chord
“p” plays the 5th string
“i” plays the 3rd string
“m” plays the 2nd string
“a” plays the 1st string
This arrangement could as easily sit with the title of “Jazz guitar arrangment” or “classical guitar arrangement” and be interesting to players from both genres.