Anji by Simon & Garfunkel | acoustic
An acoustic guitar lesson on how to play Anji by Simon and Garfunkel from their album "Sounds Of Silence" released in 1966.
It was written by Davy Graham who released it in 1961 and was covered by Bert Jansch in 1965.
When I was researching for my video of Heart's Crazy On You Intro, I'd read that Nancy Wilson had said that she was inspired by this song. Here's an interview where she also brings it up. It reminded me of what a great guitar piece it is, so I thought I would learn it and make this tutorial video.
To play this one properly, you need to fret that F note on the low E string with your thumb. For me, having a smaller hand, thumb overs are the worst. When I first started learning this, I couldn't get that F note, but after many hours of practice, I finally was able to get it just well enough to make it work.
There's a lot going on in this one and it'll take some practice even for experienced players to nail down some of the sections. It was a lot tougher to get down than I thought it would be especially up to speed. Paul Simon plays it at around 170BPM . In my demo, I played it at 165.
Anyways, I really enjoyed working on this one. It's a lot of fun to play.
I hope that you get something from my lesson and that you enjoy playing this finger picking folk classic. Cheers
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