Monday, September 24, 2012

Only Love Can Break Your Heart

This is Neil Young's 'Only Love Can Break your Heart' from his 'After the Gold Rush' LP. I've always loved the tune and thought I would give it a go on the solo 5 string. Neil Young has quite the knack for crafting rock solid melodies so for my arranging on this I've tried my best to respect the melody and stay out of its way. The verse and chorus share the same basic melody but the variation of the underlying harmony makes them seem quite different from one another. Here is a little video performance of it... And here is the tablature...

Thursday, September 20, 2012


Liberty is a great, soaring traditional fiddle tune. It requires only a few different left hand positions and the open strings really bring out the harp effect. I used to play it single string but have become enchanted with the sound Liberty in melodic style. Enjoy!