How to Play 'Talkin' 'Bout A Revolution' by Tracy Chapman

Here is another classic strumming tune.  The opening cut to Tracy Chapman's debut album has a great tied strum and a repeating chord progression that sounds awesome.

The challenge here is when the chord change occurs on the 'up' strum in each measure (namely the G to Cadd9 and the Em to D).  Take your time with it, and make sure your strumming hand never stops moving! 

 The chord progression and strumming pattern throughout the song.

The chord progression and strumming pattern throughout the song.