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Closing Time
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Closing Time
Nashville guitarist Trent Swartzentruber teaches you how to play “Closing Time” by Semisonic. This song was released in March of 1998, and it became a number one hit on Billboard’s Modern Rock Tracks chart. It was also nominated for a Grammy for “Best Rock Song.” The song has been very popular ever since its release, appearing in many TV shows and movies. Because of its subject, it has becoming a very iconic closing song in many instances.
The band formed in Minneapolis, MN in 1995, but really didn’t have a breakthrough until 1998 when “Closing Time” hit the charts. They released a second single shortly after called “Secret Smile.” The song did very well in the UK, reaching number 13 on the UK Singles Chart, however it didn’t see a lot of success in the US. 
"Closing Time" is very simple to learn and will give you an opportunity to learn some chords in a few different voicings, as well as some other techniques, like strumming octave lines. 

Trent plays a Gibson Midtown Custom in the lesson.

Trent Swartzentruber
    Trent Swartzentruber is a Nashville based guitar player hailing originally from Phoenix, AZ. He toured with Christian artist Jeff Deyo for five years, and then became the instructor for Guitar Apprentice, a visual game-like learning interface teaching hit songs. Trent is also an experienced bass player, learning that instrument as a young lad years before he ever picked up a guitar. Currently, Trent is working as a studio musician, serves at a local church, and is generally being awesome wherever he goes.

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