Never Going Back Again by Fleetwood Mac | acoustic
An acoustic guitar lesson on "Never Going Back Again" from the 1977 "Rumours" album by Fleetwood Mac.
A great finger picking song and excellent playing by Lindsey Buckingham. This is a very tough piece to play smoothly and will likely take a ton of practice for even experienced finger pickers to play up to speed.
Here's some interesting info derived from a Wikipedia article on the song:
"Buckingham accompanies himself on acoustic guitar played using a Travis picking technique. He drew further inspiration from session guitarist Ry Cooder. To capture the optimal sound, producer Ken Caillat (yes, that's Colby Caillet's Dad) asked Buckingham if they could restring his acoustic guitar every 20 minutes, which Buckingham agreed to.
Even though Caillat pitied the guitar techs job of restringing the acoustic guitar three times an hour for "the entire day", he approved of Buckingham's "magnificent" instrumental passages. "Never Going Back Again" is set in a 4/4 signature at a moderate tempo of 88 beats per minute.
Buckingham's guitar is in drop D tuning with a capo on the fourth fret. Buckingham's voice spans from a C#4 to A#5.
When overdubbing his vocals, Buckingham realized that he had played his acoustic guitar part in the wrong key, so he had to record the song from scratch the following day."
I had a great time learning and working on this song as it's always been my favorite Fleetwood Mac tune. Make sure that you checkout my live solo lesson for this tune. If you're playing it on your own, it really works beautifully.
I hope that you get something from the lesson and enjoy playing this seventies classic. Cheers
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