Lesson Plan


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Lesson notes

The late eighties was the time when the trend of rock bands doing acoustic folk songs got started. *Patience*, by Guns N’ Roses was their entry into this new look at acoustic guitar playing. The song featured three guitars gently strumming a few chords with some nice lead played over the top, along with Axl Rose’s impassioned vocals. The tune is really just a campfire song but in his lesson we take a ‘Work It Out’ approach where Neil goes over some of the points and techniques necessary to figure it out by ear. We recommend not printing or looking at the attached chart at first if you are going to try the lesson this way. The entire song is taught in the last segment if you just want to know how to play it.