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Lesson notes

Michael Rosenberg, known by his stage name Passenger, is a British folk-rock singer-songwriter. The beautiful Let Her Go is taken from his album ‘All The Little Lights’, released in 2012, and became his most successful single.

In the lesson we take a close look at the acoustic version. It features a relatively easy chord progression, travis style fingerpicking, along with several melody notes and embellishments like hammer-ons and pull-offs, to dress it up. The guitar is capoed at the 7th fret.

Since Michael Rosenberg plays this song on stage completely randomly, the student is encouraged to do the same. For that I’ve included a couple of exercises of fingerpicking-patterns to start with. Also, basic fingerpicking skills are absolutely necessary in order to get this song down.