Below is the lesson for the Theme from “New York, New York” by Frank Sinatra.
A playful take on one of Frank Sinatra’s most cherished songs. We’ve arranged this song as a two-parter, where the first half is a chord melody, while the second half is meant for vocal accompaniment.
The chord melody is the most challenging part of this arrangement. You see, the difficulty lies in aspects that relate to its rhythm. To start, this song uses a swung eighth note feel.
Furthermore, it throws in triplet rhythms via the triplet and fan strum. If either of these techniques are new to you, check out our Strumming Course as Christopher breaks down the mechanics and rhythm behind each of them.
Part 1 – Performance & Free Lesson