how to play “Old Man” by Neil Young – acoustic guitar lesson

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An acoustic guitar lesson on how to play “Old Man” by Neil Young. The Iconic song from the excellent Harvest album released in 1972. It reached #31 on the billboard top 100 that year.



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  1. Shutup & Play - guitar tutorials

    For more information on this lesson go here:–acoustic.html

  2. Super awesome as always.

  3. Best Frigin teacher in the world !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Great commentary as you go through the lesson, helps me heaps to get to the guts of the song. I can't leave the acoustic guitar alone and am just enjoying it the more I learn from you, thank you.

  5. can you do a lesson on "change the world" by eric clapton and the solo

  6. I rarely comment on YouTube but what a terrific lesson. I've been playing for decades and have been chopping my way through this song whenever I play it; the intro was just too intricate for my patience, In 20 minutes you now have me playing the song perfectly. Thank you so much for taking the time to break this down so well…the hints on the intro: brilliant!

  7. Trucker Kev The Paid Tourist

    Andy, at the 2:12 mark where you talk different hammerons from the D..The one with the A is that the same hammer on pattern Paul Rogers played for Bad Company Seagull??

  8. Excellent tutorial. Much appreciated!

  9. What happened to the verse? "old man take a look at my life, twenty four and there's so much more"?

  10. I like the way you teach.

  11. What a great breakdown of Neil's quirky timing… so original

  12. Frank James Bonarrigo

    the palm muting is the hardest part.

  13. you give the best lessons on the tube. 🙂 thanks for all you do 🙂

  14. Frank James Bonarrigo

    actually on the Old, Look, I'm, I had to look at your leg taping to get the beat right

  15. I love the shut up and play method,I didn't come here to hear you tell me a senseless story that I really couldn't give a shit about ,thank you! You got yourself a subscriber

  16. michael Brown Rctopfueler

    BTW one of the best lessons on you tube thank you for taking the time to show us how !! love it

  17. michael Brown Rctopfueler

    is it me or does anyone else hear the guitar riff from im a believer in the beginning riff of this song? i keep hearing it when u break it down lol

  18. I've been working a long time on perfecting this tune, gets pretty fancy with the picking and hammer ons. As usual, your lesson is impeccable!

  19. Holy Shit! You're fvcking rocking out on that intro….haha.

  20. After listening to your Taylor 214 in your other videos – this Martin sounds completely lifeless… I realize it's not in the same grade as the Taylor, but I was shocked nonetheless.

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