As you learn to play this fingerstyle arrangement of Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, be sure to frequently return to the performance as a good reference point and guide.
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door was written by the great pioneering singer-songwriter Bob Dylan in 1973. The song was written for the soundtrack of the film Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid.
This is one of Dylan’s best-known and most successful songs, and in this lesson we’re going to be learning a reasonably simple fingerstyle arrangement of it.
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door is an incredibly easy song to play, perfect for beginners that want to learn basic open chords. Having said that, this being an instrumental arrangement inevitably brings a few challenges but I’ve purposely tried to keep things simple to show you that fingerstyle arrangements don’t always have to be highly complicated.
Alright, let’s start learning Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, hope you enjoy!