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Trilogy, the title tune from ELP’s 4th album, released in 1972, is a great example of what the three members could create from the starting point of a simple ballad.

I never considered doing an acoustic guitar lesson on this until I ran across recent videos of Greg Lake playing Trilogy in all its stripped-down beauty.

This short lesson covers the unusual chords with a simple, free-rhythm, arpeggio accompaniment, along with the melodic intro and a nice end tag that Greg added in a couple of the performances.

There is a separate lesson on the solo guitar arrangement listed under Neil Hogan - Instrumentals.