David Hodge

Since joining Guitar Noise in 1999, David has written over a thousand articles, lessons, interviews and reviews here. He also serves as the site's Managing Editor, supervising all content in addition to the continued writing of his own lessons and articles. And if that wasn't enough to keep him busy, David is also the author of seven instructional books, the most recent being Idiot’s Guide: Guitar Theory.

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  1. Chris
    May 1st, 2012 @ 11:42 pm

    Thanks for this David,

    I love this song and you are very generous in sharing your knowledge. I started playing/learning this some years ago ( your orignal post). It lends itself to various strumming and picking patterns and still sound great.

    Many thanks

    Chris, Brisbane Australia

    • David Hodge
      May 2nd, 2012 @ 1:06 pm

      Hello Chris

      You’re welcome! And thank you, too, for your kind words concerning this lesson. It’s one of my favorites, too, and is still a lot of fun to play after all this time.

      Looking forward to chatting with you again.


  2. Peter
    May 4th, 2012 @ 4:05 pm

    Ditto Chris above.

    I too, started this piece with your original postings and picked it up again with your latest guitarnoise email.

    And so glad I have. The capo 8 position seems to bring the very best from my OM steel string guitar. There is a “shimmering” effect from playing your notes in this arrangement at that position.

    Many thanks for your continuing efforts.


  3. David Hodge
    May 4th, 2012 @ 4:28 pm

    Hi Peter

    And you’re welcome, too! Rest assured we’re doing what we can to bring back more of our original Guitar Noise song lessons back to the pages of this website.

    We’re also hoping to bring brand new ones, too! With a little luck (not to mention some much needed spare time!) we’re hoping to have one for the first of June. Wish us luck!

    Looking forward to chatting with you again.


  4. Marijke
    July 11th, 2012 @ 7:12 am

    I absolutely love this song. It makes me very sad in a way. Thanks for sharing this. This song has been on my list of songs-to-learn for quite some time! Time to get cracking methinks!

  5. Peter
    July 11th, 2012 @ 7:34 am

    As I have worked on this arrangement of David’s in the capo 8 position, I have found that my left thumb has become so sore as to be unusable. From the more awkward positioning of the left thumb required.

    It just doesn’t sound as good down lower on the neck but that is what I am resigned to.