Below is the lesson for “Bad Moon Rising” by Creedence Clearwater Revival.
The most important thing with this song is a steady tempo. It’s an upbeat, feel good tune, and that’s what I tried to get across with the arrangement. The rhythm combines aspects of the vocal melody, while keeping true to what the guitar player plays on the record. Listen to the original recording twice, paying attention the first time to the vocal line and the second time to the rhythm guitar.
Part 1 – Performance