“The Charleston” – James P. Johnson

Below is the lesson for “The Charleston” by James P. Johnson.

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This exciting fingerstyle take brings the Roaring Twenties to life! Off the bat, I want to state that this piece will be best suited for the advanced player. And there’s a few reasons why.

First, the tempo is brisk. Second, you’ve got some big chord jumps. Third, the rhythms are syncopated.

These three elements combine to make it challenging to play, but so rewarding when you get it down. And when you do get it down, this may be the perfect song to play at your next Great Gatsby dress up party. 🙂

Part 1 – Performance & Free Lesson

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