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Background | Chords | Summertime 1 | Summertime 2
I think that one of the secrets to being able to play Summertime is getting the rhythm and the chords. Start by practising changing from G minor to D seventh, as that change produces the basic feel of the piece. Now just try to convey a lazy, laid back rhythm while using only these two chords. That, once you've mastered it, will provide the backing for half of the song. The rest is easy.
[MIDI] of Summertime with chords
Summertime 1 notation/tab