In a class I taught last week, we had the opportunity to be joined by a guest singer, Ethel, who I know sings the song “Summertime”. I quickly jotted down the chords and handed them out to the 40+ people in attendance.
To my delight, everyone caught on rather quickly to the familiar tune and Ethel sat it and I must say it was quite wonderful.
This taught us several things: one, how to adapt quickly to a new situation with little or no preparation. Two, it taught us to read a hastily scribbled chart; and Three, it taught us that we could do it easily with success.
One of the little nuances I taught was a little trick with the Dm chord I like and rather than try to describe it here, I made a simple video of how to play the whole song and hopefully, it will be simple for you, too.
Please take a look, and feel free to comment and ask any questions you might have.