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Lesson notes

In 1973 Elton John and lyricist collaborated on the double album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. The song was obviously done on piano but the choice of chords and the progression are fascinating and compelling.

This lesson takes more of a Campfire approach but goes into transcribing the intro for guitar, as well as challenging the student to do a little harmonic analysis to determine what keys are used and the relationships of the chords. It uses a lot of different chords, many barres, and includes one very quick change. There is also a bonus segment where I explore the possibilities of doing an instrumental arrangement.