Penny For Your Thoughts by Peter Frampton - acoustic
An acoustic guitar lesson on how to play "Penny For Your Thoughts" by Peter Frampton from his fourth album released in 1975 called "Frampton". It was also part of the live album "Frampton Comes Alive!" released a year later in 1976.
The version I'm teaching is a hybrid between the studio version and a live version that was posted to YouTube in 2016. They're a little bit different and the "Frampton Comes Alive!" version is different again.
I had a request to do this one a while ago. I've never played it before and when I first listened to it I thought it would be pretty easy to do but it's actually a lot tougher than it looks, well at least it was for me.
One of the reasons I love the seventies so much was that in order to get a record deal, you had to be able to write, sing and actually play your instrument. Frampton is one of those guys that could do it all. I think he's more known for his electric guitar playing, but this little piece shows that he's highly skilled on the acoustic as well.
It's in open G and is hybrid picked. There are a few different sections and each one has it's challenges. The studio version is more intricate, so that's mainly the version I went with.
I had a lot of fun working on this one. It's such a sweet little bit of music. It's only a minute and a half, but it took me a lot longer than that to get down!
I hope that you get something from my lesson and that you enjoy learning this classic seventies instrumental. Cheers
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