If you are interested in learning how to play Down by the Bay on guitar, you have come to the right place. In this article, I will explain how you can play this famous song. It has a moderate tempo, and is suitable for students in Grade 2 and higher. This song is played using open chords, so it is easy for even beginners to learn. You will need to know the G, B7 and C chords for the verses. The chorus will require you to play the E chord.
This song features a lot of bending, which allows the player to get a more expressive vocal sound. Beginners should search for a curved arrow on the fretboard to indicate which string to bend. The arrow can indicate half a step, a full step, or two steps higher than the fretted note. These are called “target notes”.