Watch the Why Ohio Why online guitar lesson by Matthieu Brandt from Slap, Frail, & Thump
Why Ohio Why
Why Ohio Why is a funky 16th groove, which will work as a backup in a band setting and as a solo accompaniment on an acoustic guitar. It's in the style of players like John Mayer and Ani DiFranco, who use it in both of these settings.
We'll use techniques like hammer-ons and pull-offs and add melody notes to the palm slaps to create a danceable funk feel. Because we can now play 4 different notes or chords in one beat, the tempo is medium, around 120 BPM.
Why Ohio Why is in the key of G (relative to the capo) and we have a capo on the 3rd fret.
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