Lesson Plan


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Lesson notes

In 1980 The Alan Parsons Project released The Turn Of A Friendly Card, which included a couple hits, Games People Play and Time, along with this title tune, which did not make as big a splash on the charts. Regardless, it is another hauntingly beautiful tune from the pen of Eric Woolfson.

There is very little guitar in the piece, other than a short classical solo bridging the sections, then an electric solo in the outro, but this lesson goes into how Neil would play it accompanying a vocalist. It includes a very accurate transcription of the piano intro, which may be fairly difficult to play, then continues with some different right hand techniques and rhythmic variations from verse to verse.