As you learn to play this fingerstyle arrangement of Auld Lang Syne, be sure to frequently return to the performance as a good reference point and guide.
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Auld Lang Syne is a Scottish poem originally written by Robert Burns in 1788. The poem was then put into a folk song and has since been used for to bid farewell to the end of the year at midnight on News Years eve.
It’s a truly beautiful piece of music that works wonderfully well when played as fingerstyle. The arrangement of Auld Lang Syne that we’re learning here isn’t too hard to play, if you’re of an intermediate level you should be more or less fine with it. Having said that it does require a lot of feel to truly make it sound good, so play from your heart and not your head once you’ve gotten all the changes down.
I hope you enjoy, let’s get on with the lesson!