"Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" starts with a one-beat pickup, and the guitar rests for that beat. Notice that beat 2 of measures 2, 4, and 6 has two strums instead of one. Strum those beats down and then up with each strum twice as fast as a regular strum.

To play “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot,” you need to know how to play D, Em, G, and A chords; how to play down and down-up strums; and how to sing like James Earl Jones.

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

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