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Vincent (Starry Starry Night) by Don McLean – Guitar Lesson

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G Major

This is the full guitar lesson for Vincent (Starry Starry Night) by Don McLean.

McLean wrote this beautiful song in the early ’70s and the song appears on his 1971 album American Pie. It reached the top of the charts in the UK for two weeks and made it to number 12 in the US. It’s one of McLean’s most loved and best-known songs and is perfect for you to learn if you around the intermediate level.

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Vincent Guitar Lesson

Vincent is a fairly tricky song to play. What makes it hard is that there aren’t really any fingerpicking patterns being used, instead the chords are arpeggiated in a whole manner of ways. This can make it hard to remember certain parts and simply may just require a little more practice. McLean also varies the time throughout so be sure to slow down and speed up in places to add more feeling to the song.

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