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Hip to Be Square
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Hip to Be Square
Guitarist Trent Swartzentruber teaches you how to play “Hip to be Square,” by Huey Lewis & The News. Huey Lewis, Bill Gibson, and Sean Hopper wrote the song in 1986. It was released that same year on the album, Fore!, and it was the second single off that album. It eventually reached number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, as well as placing on many charts in other countries, such as Australia, Canada, Ireland, and New Zealand among others. 
 
“Hip to be Square” was originally written from the standpoint of someone who grew up in the 1960s as a free-spirited hippie, but has now become someone in the 1980’s who has become “square” for embracing a new lifestyle.
 
Trent plays a Gibson Melody Maker Special 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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"HIP TO BE SQUARE"
Copyright 1986 WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) Huey Lewis Music (ASCAP) Bedaah Music (ASCAP) and Sub-par Music (ASCAP) 
All rights administered by WB Music Corp. 
All rights reserved. Used by permission..

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Lesson Details
Skill Level:
Intermediate
Genres:
Rock
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