On this page I'd like to explain to you how to play Spooky by The Classics IV. Check out my acoustic demo clip and grab some free tabs in the upper left hand menu.
Spooky was originally a sax song written by Mike Sharpe, who had a regional hit with the song. It was converted with lyrics
in 1967 by the group The Classics IV. It was the band's first big hit, peaking at #3 on the US charts. The Classics IV was formed in 1965 in Jacksonville FL.
Over the years the band went thru some lineup changes and even several name changes from The Classics, to The Classics IV (because another band had their first name) to The Classics IV Featuring Dennis Yost to finally Dennis Yost and the Classics IV. Classics was the name of Dennis Yosts drum kit.
The band has been given credit for forming the southern rock sound and was playing steady for many years. In 2006 drummer Dennis Yost fell down some stairs and suffered a brain injury. He passed away of respiratory failure on December 7, 2008, at the age of 65.
There are only a handful of chords in this song .... you'll need an Em7, A6, B7 with an open bottom string and a Bb dim. Im using a bit of basic picking which essentially follows the melody for a guitar lead break. This is fully covered in my full instructional tutorial from the link below.
This song is a bit tricky because how you play the pattern can change with either an up stroke or a down stroke.
By that I mean you can play either, but when you play the A6, play three quick upstrokes.
So to start try a dn-up-dn-up-up and then up-up-up on the A6 and then followed by a quick dn-up-dn and then repeat. On the Bb dim you can play a downstroke and on the B7 open e play 3 quick down strokes. Its easier to get this by having the full instructional tutorial as video sometimes is better than words.
Check out the free lyrics and tabs in the left menu.
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