Kirk's Weekly Guitar Lesson: Over the Rainbow - Part 2

Hi once again, fellow picker. I hope you enjoyed last week's finger style arrangement of 'Over the Rainbow' part 1. I have finished part 2 now, so all you need to do is play part 1, repeat it, then tack part 2 on the end. Part 2 isn't really a chorus ... the song isn't really written in the usual verse/chorus structure. I'm not sure what to call it -- bridge? -- whatever it is, it's the fun bit to play. There's something about the way that repetitive phrasing of melody line works over the chords that does it to me every time, especially when that VII7 chord kicks in ...

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