Neil Young Volume 1 Acoustic Guitar 5 Pack
Neil Young has been one of the most prolific and eclectic songwriters and musicians of the last half decade. His songs have inspired generations of aspiring guitar players in a way unmatched by most contemporaries. His songs are very accessible to beginning and intermediate students.
Volume 1 includes early songs from Harvest (1972), Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (1969) and Neil Young (1969). Lessons are Harvest, Heart Of Gold, Old Man, Down By The River, and The Loner (Double Dropped D Tuning.
Lesson 1: Harvest Guitar Lesson - Neil Young
Lesson 2: Heart Of Gold Guitar Lesson - Neil Young
This is a short, basic look at Neil Young's Heart Of Gold, The chart and newly added tab should make it clear enough to most students.
Lesson 3: Old Man Guitar Lesson - Neil Young
Lesson 4: Down By The River Guitar Lesson - Neil Young
Down By The River was one of the first jamming tunes from Neil Young. Others in the same vein would include Cowgirl In The Sand, Southern Man, Like A Hurricane, etc. Neil frequently plays an acoustic version, sometimes as part of a medley that includes Cinnamon Girl and The Loner. He uses a Double Dropped D tuning (DADGBD) for this, which slightly changes some of the chord fingerings. The song is in common (4/4) time and revolves around the chords Em7 and A, making it in the key of D major. However, the tonic note is E, putting this in the Dorian mode. The lead can be played using the E minor pentatonic scale.
Lesson 5: The Loner Guitar Lesson - Neil Young
From Neil Young’s first solo album, The Loner is one of many tunes Neil does in Double Dropped D Tuning, along with Cinnamon Girl, Down By The River, and Don’t Let It Bring You Down, to name a few. The chords in this tuning are unusual but not particularly difficult.