This song is a great introduction to fingerpicking multiple strings at a time.
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This arrangement makes use of combining strumming and licks (short solos) one after the other. It follows a standard 12 bar blues form in the key of A with a medium tempo.
This arrangement is a great introduction to playing chord melodies. There are two melodies in the song. The first is the most recognizable, but the second is beautiful too.
“Shake It Off” is a simple three chord tune. Our arrangement makes use of some cool techniques to really bring out the melody notes. These techniques include: Hammer-ons, pull-offs, and slides.