How to Play Danny's Song by Kenny Loggins on Guitar
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If you're learning to play acoustic guitar you're probably going to want to learn how to play Danny's Song, one of the most beautiful songs written by Kenny Loggins.

David DiMuzio provides a full tutorial video on how to play the song. You can subscribe to his YouTube channel here.

The first video, part one, is the verse.

The verse is played with a basic fingerstyle picking pattern, using the thumb and three fingers. It is good to learn to play the song with a 3-finger pattern but it is simple enough to play using a pick or just two fingers, or however else you want to play it.

The second video, part two, is the chorus, which is strummed.

Here are the chords in the order in which they are used in the song. Watch the video for more explanation. Some of the chords are flexible. David adds a C bass note to the basic D-chord instead of playing a C-major chord, for example. And, he explains that an E-major or E7 chord can be used.

Verse Chords

D Major
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C major
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Or D/C
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Bm
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E-major
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Or E7
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A major
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Asus4
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D Major
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C major
c-chord.gif
Or D/C
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Bm
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E-major
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Or E7
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A major
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Asus4
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Chorus Chords

There are added notes in between the chord changes. Note that for the Bm7 chord, there are several alternate positions. This is just one of them, but for this one, the open high-E string isn't normally played, just like the open low-E, but is played here.

G Major
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A major
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D major
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Bm7
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G major
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A major
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D major
d-chord.gif
G major
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A major
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D major
d-chord.gif
D/C
daddc.gif
e-chord.gif
A major
a-chord.gif
G Major
g-chord.gif
A major
a-chord.gif
D major
d-chord.gif
Bm7
bm7.gif
G major
g-chord.gif
A major
a-chord.gif
D major
d-chord.gif
G major
g-chord.gif
A major
a-chord.gif
D major
d-chord.gif
D/C
daddc.gif
e-chord.gif
A major
a-chord.gif


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