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Watch the Sonora Spring: Verse 1 online guitar lesson by John Jorgenson from Gypsy Jazz Journeys: Sonora Spring

We've learned the chords and the chord shapes, now let's check out the rhythm pattern for each chord. The pattern does a quick down-up-down, and then two upstrokes. This is something that flamenco guitarists do a lot, but they do it with their hands. This pattern will go with all the chords in the verse. Let's go through the chord progression using the rhythm pattern. Remember, when playing the chords, you don't want to hit stray strings. This part isn't so bad, since you're playing all the strings except the high E string, which can be muted with the pad of your ring finger.

On the B7, you'll notice that I'm omitting the F#, as it sounds too big. When playing gypsy jazz, try to keep your right hand on top of the strings as much as you can to conserve energy.