Simon & Garfunkel – The Boxer Acoustic Guitar Lesson Preview

Simon & Garfunkel - The Boxer Acoustic Guitar Lesson Preview

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The Boxer — The Boxer followed Mrs. Robinson as the next hit by Simon & Garfunkel. It appeared on their last studio album, Bridge Over Troubled Water, released in 1970. There were some studio and guitar tricks involved in the original recording but the song can be played very accurately with just one guitar.

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  1. Of course it's possible, to play the intro that way, but I am quite sure it is here not played in the same position as in the original. I think Fred Carter jr. uses the campanella style of playing with
    the 4th finger on the 2nd string in the 8th fret,
    the 3rd finger on the 3rd string in the 7th fret,
    then changing the the 4th finger to the 4th string in the 8th fret
    and then the 1st finger on the 4th string in the 5th fret
    (while leaving the the 3rd finger constantly on his position from before for the next two triads)
    and finally making a part barré on the 5th fret fret with string 3 and 4
    and afterwards the empty 3rd string followed by a position change to the 1st fret
    to catch the C note on the 2nd string before the actual song starts.

  2. Hi Neil, initially I thought your left hand fingering looks more awkward than some other teachers on YouTube but it does make for a cleaner 1st pull off on the E string and easier transition to the C chord. Thanks for that key lesson, would love to see the full version.

  3. That was great!  very well  explained.   Thank you


  5. I like to play this in A (Capo 2 play G). It is much lower and suits my voice. Do you have any tabs, etc for the intro played in G?

  6. Yea, talks too much. If you want less promotion and more lesson, go to justinguitar… best teacher ever

  7. Many thanks!

  8. use to be an excellent teacher but you guys talk too much!!!!

  9. What guitar and amp are you playing pls?

  10. Thank you so much for your great lessons

  11. Thanks!!! been "playing" this song for years but glossing over the intro…you made it easy! Great lesson! Keep up the good work! many of your postings have helped me iron out rough spots

  12. great lesson

  13. Neil is the best teacher hands down. Learned so much watching this guy!

  14. TGAcousticLessons

    The entire lesson, along with almost 500 other lessons, is available as part of the Target Program at TotallyGuitars. Check us out when you can.

  15. Christopher Wilson

    i'm really interested in learning this whole song.. can you post the full video?

  16. Thanks for the tip on that intro. All these years, I had given up trying to learn it and find it wasn't all that tough.

  17. always wanted to learn this song. thanks

  18. TGAcousticLessons

    It is in B, as pointed out in the lesson, and they did it with the guitar tuned down 1/2 step.

  19. would be great if you please could post the full version, I really want to be able to play this song! 🙂

  20. Please o please post a full version! The Boxer Rocks!!! Simon and G-funk rock!

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