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Lesson notes

Most John Prine songs use a very basic fingerpicking accompaniment and Big Old Goofy World is no exception. The song first appeared on John’s 1991 album The Missing Years and can also be found on his 1993 Anthology.

The lesson encourages the student to figure out as much as possible with a little direction on the fingerpicking patterns and chord progression before going into the details. This is a great song for students just getting to alternate bass picking.

After requests to get a little more specific on the picking we added another attachment that has tab examples of the patterns described in the "Details" segment.