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Embryonic Journey Guitar Lesson and TABS

Jefferson Aeroplane







D major

In this lesson we’re going to be learning how to play Embryonic Journey, written by Jorma KaukonenĀ for the band Jefferson Airplane.

This short guitar instrumental packs a strong punch and isn’t particularly easy to play; having said that, it is great fun once you’ve got it down. There’s a lot going on throughout so really take your time as you learn the piece.

Alright, let’s pick up our guitars and learn how to play Embryonic Journey!

Learn To Play Embryonic Journey

Embryonic Journey (Performance)

As you learn to play this fingerstyle arrangement of Embryonic Journey, be sure to frequently return to the performance as a good reference point and guide.


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Embryonic Journey Guitar Lesson (Part 1)

OK, let’s jump into the first section of the song. One of the trickiest things to learn here is getting the timing and all the hammer ons right. I’d recommend Listening to the song over and over again to make sure you’re playing it all correctly. Really take your time and make sure all the notes are lined up correctly.

Part 2

Hopefully you’re now ok with the first section, let’s now jump into the second.

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Part 3

This section is really tricky but great fun to play once mastered!

Part 4

There’s just the outro to learn now.

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