“While My Guitar Gently Weeps” – Performance Notes for the Verses

Jul01

In this lesson, I am going to show you the micro-details of how I play the verse section of the arrangement. There are some tricky passages, and playing them easily and masterfully is all about fingering choices, and using the arm/hand/fingers in such a way that all movements are relaxed and ergonomic.

This means applying force to the strings in such a way that unnecessary tension is minimized and eliminated, and necessary tension is balanced when applied, and released when its job is done. That is what I am doing when you see me play. The video for this lesson can be found here:

You can still find David’s original text for this lesson here: While My Guitar Gently Weeps – A Finger Style / Chord Melody Arrangement

Or, if you prefer, there is a “condensed tablature version” that David created for the Guitar Noise blog here: Download Tab

If you are serious about your playing, and would like to learn to play better than you do now, instead of just learning “more stuff” and playing it the same way, I urge you to visit www.guitarprinciples.com, where you will find the knowledge and training that will enable you to achieve your highest potential as a guitarist. Please feel free to come by the Guitar Principles website (Guitar Principles) and drop me a line if you have any questions or comments.

Don’t miss the other two parts of this series: Part 1 – Performance Notes and Part 3 – Performance Notes for the Bridge.

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