Lesson Plan


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Lesson notes

The Painter is a song by American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Dave Nachmanoff, who is also known as Al Stewart’s musical accompanist and collaborator. It’s taken from his latest 2016 album ‘Spinoza’s Dream’.

This lesson covers the chords, the progression, the uptempo strumming with swing feel and some of the details of Dave’s style of guitar playing.

The arrangement is done in DADGAD, where the guitar is capoed on the 5th fret. It consists of some fast chord changes, several passing bass notes, a few slides and an occasional hammer-on.