Lesson Plan


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Lesson notes

Al Stewart’s 1978 album, Time Passages, his follow up to Year Of The Cat, continued in a similar vein with a couple radio friendly hits. The song is a good example of Al composing instrumental sections that vary from the progressions used in vocal sections, a rare thing among songwriters.

This lesson includes the basic way Al plays it with an accompanist like Dave Nachmanoff, as well as Dave’s parts as a second guitar player, really Al’s band.

Parts 5-8 of Time Passages go over second guitar parts, based mostly on what our friend Dave Nachmanoff plays when he accompanies Al Stewart live. They also include the guitar solo, written by Peter White, and Neil's version of the intro which tried to incorporate the keyboard and bass parts as done in the original.