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1. Give A Little Bit

This song can be found on the 1977 Supertamp album "Even In The Quietest Moments" and was a #15 in the US and # 29 on the UK charts. Roger Hodgson wrote this song when he was 19 yrs old and introduced the song to the band in his mid 20's and was inspired by The Beatles song "All You Need Is Love".

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down up down down up down down down .. and repeat and some shuffle strumming 
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = A, D, G, Esus, E, A7sus, A7, Gbm, Bm, Cmaj7, C/B, C/A, D-7th, D9th, D14th
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2. It's Raining Again

From their "Famous Last Words" album of 1982, this single was #1 in Canada and a top 10 in many other countries. It was #11 in the US and #26 in the UK.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 3rd fret is original key
  • Rhythm = down up down up with a few riffs blended in
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = G, C, Am7, D, F, Csus, G6, B7
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3. Take The Long Way Home

In 1979 the album "Breakfast In America" was released and from it came this song which was a #4 in Canada and a #10 in the US.

  • Drop D Tuning = Yes
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down strokes mainly with some riffs blended in
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = Dm, Am, G, C, Gbm, Bm, Bm/A, G6, F, A+
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4. The Logical Song

The Logical Song was the lead single from the "Breakfast In America" album and was based on Roger Hodgsons 10 years of boarding school experiences. This was the bands biggest song in the US reaching #6, #7 in the UK and #1 in Canada. 

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 3rd fret is original key
  • Rhythm = downstrokes with some chop and shuffle rhythm - this one you'll need to feel out - later you'll use some down strokes and arpeggio
  • Picking = Yes a little
  • Chords = Am, Fmaj7, Em, G, Fmaj7/Gb, C, Am/C, A#, Dm, F, A, 
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5. You Started Laughing

My version here is based off of the 1979 recording from a live show in Paris but the song was never released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No 
  • Rhythm = down down up down up with a few arpeggio notes in the beginning .. then down down up up down up
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = A, G, D, F, C, C7, Ab
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