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Lesson notes

After The Gold Rush is a song, written, composed, and performed by Neil Young and is the title song from his third solo album, released in 1970.

The original is done on a piano and is easy to transcribe to the guitar, since it’s just an accompaniment for vocals.

The lesson covers the song in the key of D, like the original, but also discusses other keys in which it can be played. Neil himself has performed it very often in the key of C and in recent years even in the key of A, while playing it on the guitar.

A very doable chord solo arrangement is included, but one needs to be familiar with Travis style picking patterns.