Glen Campbell Package

Glen Campbell Package

What's included

  • All tab
  • Chords
  • Chart
  • Guitar pro files

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Glen Campbell has recorded some of the best tunes by great songwriters in the last half century. This set of songs features four by Jimmy Webb, along with John Hartford's Gentle On My Mind, Glen's first big hit. Also included are Wichita Lineman, By The Time I Get To Phoenix, Galveston and Highwayman.

Lessons

  • Lesson 1: Wichita Lineman - Glen Campbell - Guitar Lesson

    Wichita Lineman quickly became one of Glen Campbell’s signature tunes as his musical stock started rising in the late 1960s. Jimmy Webb wrote it, along with a bunch of other incredible songs, in his unusual style, using jazzy chords, uncommon progressions, and unbalanced phrases. This lesson looks at the chords progression and a couple different ways to play an intro. There are lots of barre chords involved.

  • Lesson 2: By the Time I Get To Phoenix - Glen Campbell - Guitar Lesson

    This was Glen Campbell’s follow-up to Gentle On My Mind and it really helped build his rising star status. Jimmy Webb wrote By The Time I Get To Phoenix and was first recorded by Johnny Rivers. This lesson covers both versions, which are pretty similar in most respects. It is in the key of F and consequently uses mostly barre chords.

  • Lesson 3: Gentle On My Mind - Glen Campbell - Guitar Lesson

    Gentle On My Mind was written by John Hartford but really hit the big time when Glen Campbell released it on his 1967 album titled after the song. It later became the theme song for his TV show The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour. The song features a simple chord progression using moving melody notes over a single chord before changing. There really are only a few chords and the song is commonly played in either the key of C or D, using a very basic fingerpicking pattern.

  • Lesson 4: Highwayman

    Highwayman is a Jimmy Webb song that he first recorded in 1977 but Glen Campbell's 1979 version brought it to a bigger audience in 1979. A few years later Glen showed it to a quartet of his country buddies who named their band and album after the song and made it even bigger.

    The song is played in the key of C Minor, by using a capo at the third fret and thinking in the key of A Minor. Glen's version was done with very fast alternate bass fingerpicking, making just the speed a challenge in itself. The lesson goes into Glen's intro in great detail with tab. Then goes over some basic fingerpicking patterns that can be applied randomly to accompany the vocal. There is also tab that includes many variations and embellishments the student could use in the song.

    The lesson also includes a short look at how Mark Knopfler played it in a recording with Jimmy Webb.

  • Lesson 5: Galveston

    Galveston is one of Jimmy Webb's masterpieces, arranged and recorded by Glen Campbell, which turned into one of Glen's biggest hits in 1969. It is written from the point of view of a soldier longing to be back home rather than anywhere else in the world, let alone at war. Glen's upbeat treatment of the melancholy theme is quite a contrast to the way Jimmy envisioned it, and recorded it years later.


    The song is in the key of F, uses lots of chords (including many from other keys), and has unusual harmonic phrasing as well. This adds up to a lot of barre chords, along with some advanced chord shapes and changes.


    The lesson covers the way Glen plays it in F, as well as an easier way to play it in D (which can be capoed to the third fret to be in F, of course).