When beginning a song you will hardly ever just take off from the first melody note. Instead you will start playing
something to give the listener or others who are playing along (and yourself for that matter) an idea of what is coming up. There are many ways of doing this. One of the most
common is to play a few measures from the end of the chorus of the song. The first three examples below are generally known as “pick-up notes” and work well in
many songs. Each of these are meant to be played in the key of G with the first chord of the song being a G chord.