Lesson Plan


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Lesson notes

My Back Pages is a Dylan song that was covered beautifully by The Byrds, and countless others since then. Roger McGuinn took Dylan's original version, originally in 3/4 time, changed it to 4/4, standardized the progression (each of Dylan's verses used different chord sequences), trimmed out a couple verses, and fine tuned the melody.

This lesson walks through how Neil puts together solo arrangements, first by having a clear idea of the progression and the melody, then looking at things you need to consider when combining them. It really encourages the student to create their own but also includes tab and a complete look at his fingerpicking arrangement.