Well it has been awhile since I have tackled a new song, so last night I started learning "Here Comes the Sun". I found an awesome version of George doing a solo live version of it on his new release titled "Let It Roll: Songs by George Harrison". This inspired me to try and learn the piece. I went to TG to pull the lesson and found that Neil has 2 versions of the song. One being on the free side, which teaches the cross picking style and the other being a target short lesson on Neils finger-picking arrangement. So I had a choice to make, which one do I try to learn from. I started out with the cross picking style, because I liked how it sounded more like the original recording. Now this was on the free side, so there wasn't really much detail to the lesson. I worked through the video and learned most of the fingerings and notes and then I went to the finger style lesson. Surprisingly the fingerstyle arrangement was easier for me to learn than the other. What is interesting is that now I had an understanding of both styles and as I started playing the song, I was able to interject both styles of playing and the result was better that I had hoped it would be. Now don't get me wrong this is still really rough, but I feel that I'm further along learning this tune after one day, than what my past learning experiences have been on other songs. One thing that I am noticing is that I am really starting to recongnize the different techniques that Neil has been teaching. My theory understanding is better and most of that has been learned through Neils lessons and song break down segments.
Hopefully I can learn this song well enough to do a video one day, I feel like I am overdue and I have to get one up before Big Bear does. lol