China Grove

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China Grove

A Lesson on the Style of The Doobie Brothers (Level 1)

Bill Brown


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This classic rock standard is fun and easy to learn! In this lesson, the student learns the rhythm and lead guitar parts completely “by ear” using no music, tab, or video. The lesson starts with a full demonstration of the song followed by a detailed lesson of every phrase and lick. At the end of the lesson there are backing tracks in three different configurations for LIVE PERFORMANCE! This song is rated as a level one arrangement.


Bill Brown:

Bill Brown began teaching music when he was in middle school alongside his mother, who was a respected classical piano teacher (Piano Teacher’s Guild Hall of Fame Recipient). In the mid 1980s he started recording lessons for his students to take home to learn “by ear.” He discovered that learning songs without any print or video helped his students develop their ability to pick out other songs “by ear” as well. The By Ear catalogue has rapidly expanded till now it includes over 1400 song lessons for more than a dozen instruments. Brown resides in South Georgia with his wife, also a music teacher, where he teaches and records lessons in his own private recording studio.