Guitar Noise Podcast #26 – Summer Camp


Here’s a song I’m sure most of you know and maybe learned in some summer camp or musical get together. It’s a lot of fun to play and we’ve kindly provided the words and chords to the first verse and chorus:

Puff The Magic Dragon Chords/Lyrics Cheat Sheet

For this Guitar Noise Podcast, we’ll work on getting the basics down, plus have a little fun with the bass line. Next time out, we’ll add the challenge of playing along with a second guitarist.

As always, I’ll be walking you through each step, so come on along and join in the fun. And, again as always, please let us know what you think.


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About David Hodge

Since joining Guitar Noise in November 1999, David has written over a thousand articles, lessons, interviews and reviews. He also serves as the site's Managing Editor, supervising all content in addition to the continued writing of his own lessons and articles.

In April 2013, David also joined the writing staff of, heading up their Guitar Pages.

And if that wasn't enough to keep him busy, David also contributes frequently to Acoustic Guitar Magazine. He also is the author of three Idiot's Guide to Guitar books: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Guitar, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing Rock Guitar and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing Bass Guitar as well as The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing the Ukulele and the co-writer of The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Art of Songwriting.

Comments [2]

  1. Wow, I was telling a load of my friends on about this website for the great beginner and intermediate songs, and then someone who is familiar with this site informed me that the podcasts were kickass too. I didn’t realise there were podcasts so this is a real exciting find.

    Brilliant stuff!!!

  2. And don’t forget the forums. You’ll find a friendly and helpful bunch of guitar players there.

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