Learn to Play the Traditional Tune "Will the Circle Be Unbroken"


by Peter Penhallow

Will the Circle be Unbroken EXCERPT
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“Will the Circle Be Unbroken” is in the key of G. Notice that the G sometimes shifts to G7 before moving to the next chord. The progression is an unbroken circle in itself: expressed in Roman numerals, the song goes from I to IV (C) and V (D) and back to I (G).

When you’re playing “Will the Circle Be Unbroken”—especially with other people—try to maintain the groove and keep the beat. It’s always a good thing not to break the circle!

Excerpted from Traditional Songs for Beginning Guitar

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