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Homeward Bound by Simon & Garfunkel (Fingerstyle Guitar Lesson and TAB)

Simon and Garfunkel







3rd fret (optional)


128 BPM


D major (without a capo)

Homeward bound is by American duo Simon & Garfunkel and was written by Paul Simon. The song was released on 19th January 1966 and peaked at no. 5 on the U.S Billboard Hot 100. It appears on their album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme (1966). 

In past lessons we’ve learnt how to play The Sound of Silence and The Boxer by Simon & Garfunkel. While Homeward Bound will have its challenges, it is easier to play than both of those songs.

Alright, let’s pick up our guitars and learn how to play Homeward Bound!

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Homeward Bound Guitar Lesson

What’s nice about this tune is that once you’ve gotten past the intro it’s just a short verse, pre-chorus and chorus repeated three times.

The song is just 2:29 minutes long and mostly uses the same fingerpicking pattern throughout.

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