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Lesson notes

This tune, from Nick Drake’s 1972 album Pink Moon, is another classic example of Nick’s ability to create a complex accompaniment out of a couple simple themes and ideas. There are only three short sections and they are all arpeggios but accurate execution of them will be very challenging to most guitar players.

Road is done in a slightly altered tuning, dropping the G string down to E, using a capo at the second fret. Nick also uses random variations in the filler and melody notes so a note-by-note copy is not really addressed in this lesson. There is tab to most of what he played but the lesson encourages getting a feel for the melody notes and randomly arranging the filler notes each time you play the song.