Lesson Plan


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Lesson notes

In 1967 The Byrds released Younger Than Yesterday, an album that included their famous cover of Bob Dylan’s My Back Pages, as well as their own jaded take on stardom, So You Want To Be A Rock’N’Roll Star.

Roger McGuinn and bass player Chris Hillman put together most of the song, featuring a very simple, almost caveman progression, with a driving bass part and memorable opening lead. This lesson covers the progression, along with a few ways to incorporate the bass lines, as well as a look at the lead. It moves along very quickly but otherwise is not too difficult.