Lesson Plan


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Lesson notes

King Crimson's 1969 debut album was one of the first that started defining progressive rock. The pieces featured extended arrangements with instrumental sections.

Greg Lake has been reviving some of these songs in recent years so it seems like appropriate to take an acoustic look at the title tune.

The lesson includes many different techniques: arpeggio cross-picking, hybrid picking (using a pick and fingers), harmonics, picking a simple melody out while strumming, and playing parallel octaves while muting all the other strings.