DOWN BY THE BAY – Guitar Lesson

A wonderful opportunity for kids to enjoy the creativity of rhyming. Here's an easy Down by the Bay guitar lesson!

          D                          A7
Down by the bay, where the watermelons grow

Back to my home, I dare not go

       G                  D
For if I do, my mother would say,

"Have you ever seen a bear combing his hair?"

A7        D
Down by the bay.


rest of the verses are created with rhyme!

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Steve March 20, 2012 at 8:29 PM

I've been having trouble trying to pick up the strumming pattern you are using for Down by the bay.  I'm still a beginner and just not picking it up from listening to the video.  Can you help explain both the simple and more complex strumming pattern.
Thank you.


admin March 21, 2012 at 1:53 AM

Hi Steve …. the simple pattern would involve a pick down on the root note (chord name) then one strum down … the second would be root note then a quick down/up …. hope that helps!


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