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A Guitar Song: Heart of Gold

Updated: Mar 23, 2021

There are some songs that just sound like a guitar song.

It’s the kind of song that you hear in your head with solo guitar, and it still sounds as good as the full band recording.

A guitar song is so compelling that the song just doesn’t need all the hype.

A guitar song doesn’t need drums giving a back beat or the bits of melody from other instruments competing with those classic guitar fills.

A guitar song can be just a single acoustic guitar, carrying a tradition and message that resonates larger than any of these musical things.

It’s a guitar song!

It could be a guitar groove that conveys all of your heart and feeling and carries the listener away.

A guitar song carries its own weight.

A guitar song will be the one you hum the rest of the day after you hear it.

Everybody loves a guitar song!

Here is the first of my favorite guitar songs:

One of the first songs that I learned other than the original songs that I was writing, was one written and sung by singer-songwriter Neil Young.

It’s called “Heart of Gold” and still stands strong today as a song you may hear in a café or an acoustic venue.

Neil Young’s “Heart of Gold” is a guitar song through and through, and it’s very easy to play!


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