Lesson Guide - When you say nothing at all
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"When You Say Nothing at All" is a country
song written by Paul Overstreet and Don
Schlitz. It was a hit song for Keith Whitley, who
took it to the top of the Country Singles chart,
Alison Krauss, whose version was her first solo
country hit, Irish singer Frances Black, whose
version became her third Irish Top 10 single
and Irish pop singer Ronan Keating, whose
version was his first solo single.
This short version of the tune was suggested
by a fellow guitar student so here is my
Sample - When you Say
Nothing at all (Edited)
arranged and performed by J. Edwards
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Play at any tempo (speed) you want, and use dynamics (loud, quiet), especially for the chords
in phrases 3, 5, 8,12 and 15. Play these chord ‘fill’s’ quieter than the melody lines. You can
extend the tune by returning to the verse after the chorus then repeating the chorus to end.
This arrangement provides lots of practice for your right hand picking skills, beware of plucking
strings not in the TAB! There’s also plenty of practice for your left hand ‘hammers and pull off’s.
Practice each phrase getting it as best as you can before moving to the next, don’t hurry - take
your time and enjoy!