Lesson Plan


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Lesson notes

Wooden Ships was a huge part of Crosby, Stills & Nash's grand entrance to the world of music in 1969. The tune was written mostly by David Crosby with parts done by Stephen Stills and Paul Kantner (the song also appeared on the Jefferson Airplane's 1969 album, Volunteers).

This lesson looks more at the way CSN, and even just C&N, did it acoustically over the years. Many of Crosby's compositions use alternate tunings but this one is in standard tuning but uses many chord shapes with open strings to create a similar effect.