Cinnamon Girl is one of those Neil Young songs where the sound is dependent on an alternate tuning. In this case, it’s what’s known as Double Drop D tuning. Even beginners with practice can make this song sound sweet…
Intermediate Guitar Songs
Here are some good intermediate songs to learn for guitar. Just like our easy guitar song lessons, these arrangements of popular songs will help take your guitar playing to the next level.
…we live in a beautiful world… Yeah, we do! Don’t let the Intermediates tag discourage you from trying out this cool single-guitar arrangement of the opening song from Coldplay’s Parachutes CD (also featured in the Garden State Soundtrack). It’s not at all hard and you might even learn a few things!
Here’s a wonderful arrangement of this beautiful and haunting song from the pen of John Lennon. While we won’t be using the straight-from-the-record Travis picking style, we will more than make up for it by using many aspects of chord melody playing to make this both easier and challenging at the same time.
On the surface, there’s not an awful lot to this short, yet powerfully moving song. Because of the structure of the song, it’s very much up to the single guitarist to make this an interesting arrangement. And that’s what we’ll do with an arrangement that is interesting, challenging and also gives us some things that we can use in our every day guitar playing.
The classic Elton John song gets the Guitar Noise treatment. We’ve a terrific finger style arrangement for you, good enough to make you think you’re playing a piano! And, of course, I make sure to throw in enough interesting theory bits to remind you that it is, indeed, after all, a lesson!