Originally written and recorded by Ben E. King in 1961, “Stand By Me” has been recorded more than 400 times since. It is also featured in the 1986 film of the same name. You only need four chords to play “Stand By Me”: G, Em, C, and D. Adrianne plays it with a capo at the second fret, and shows you a couple of basic strumming patterns: Down mute, down mute and down mute, down-up mute. You can also use the down down-up, _ up down-up pattern. And if you want to get a little more adventurous or try a more rhythmic pattern, Adrianne shows you a down mute-up, _ up mute-up pattern.
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