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How to Save a Life
Ends 08.01.2012
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How to Save a Life
Brandon Trapp from MusikWorks Studios in Rome, GA, teaches a smash hit from The Fray, "How To Save A Life." Included on their self-titled debut album How To Save A Life, it was released as their second single. It toped the charts for 58 consecutive weeks in the US, downloaded 3.7 million times, and was certified triple platinum.

Lead singer and pianist of The Fray, Isaac Slade, wrote the song about his time as a mentor at a camp for troubled teens. There was one kid that everyone tried to reach out to but they were unsuccessful. All he needed was the support from friends and family that never came. Slade also said the song is very much open to personal interpretation. The band received so many emails about the tune that they created a website, On the site, fans can upload stories and videos about the song and what it means to them.

Brandon plays a Gibson Custom L-5 CT in this lesson.

Brandon Trapp
    In the 7th grade Brandon got his first real guitar. After learning a few chords he found a 50's and 60's songbook lying around the house. Currently Brandon is a working musician and a guitar teacher at MusikWorks Studios in Rome, GA and is a regular contributor to

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*NOTE: This song lesson will be posted until August 1, 2012.


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