For this whiteboard request, Aldrine tackles one of the biggest pop songs of 2016. DNCE's "Cake By The Ocean" is a super catchy tune, with only 4 chords and a very simple progression. Aldrine teaches you the chords (using some interesting nicknames). He shares a fun strumming pattern that really captures the bounce of this song. He also includes a quick picking pattern that emulates the addictive guitar riff.

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  1. Very good complete lesson. It tells me everything I need to know. I would offer the following comment…..please start the lesson or end the lesson with you playing the entire song so I can hear what the entire song sounds like. If you want to sing, that would be good also. I have seen this done on other web sites and it is helpful. Thanks.

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