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This video lesson series is expertly taught by Neil Hogan teaching you some of the best guitar songs of Cat Stevens. Includes tab, chart, and guitar pro files.
Cat Stevens is one of the most popular singer/songwriters who emerged in the early 1970s. His songs included compelling guitar parts, most of which are very accessible to intermediate-level guitar players. This 6-Pack consists of songs from his two biggest albums - Tea For The Tillerman and Teaser And The Firecat.
1) Wild World
Cat Stevens made a couple of albums that were not particularly notable, until he found a style and a bit of direction with Mona Bone Jakon in 1970. The follow up, Tea For The Tillerman included Wild World, as well as Father And Son, and really established Cat as a star on the acoustic music scene. This lesson includes a couple of the fills that made this simple song very captivating.
2) Father And Son
This gentle strumming song is an emotional conversation between a father and a son who are each dealing with their own set of questions and issues. The guitar part is fairly basic and is presented in a single-part lesson.
3) The Wind
Cat frequently comes up with short ideas that are very cool and fun to play. The Wind is a good example of one of these. It is nothing more than a two-measure fingerpicked phrase with a few chords in the key of D. The picking uses the mono bass style and the strumming section has some unusual time changes. All of this adds up to a short but challenging song.
4) Morning Has Broken
Morning Has Broken is a tune that goes way back to Gaelic roots in Scotland then became a popular hymn in the early 20th century. It took on new life in 1971 when Cat Stevens recorded it for his album Teaser And The Firecat, with some stylistic and artistic help from Rick Wakeman. This lesson goes over the chord progressions, strumming, and an expanded look at some of the theory involved in modulating and transposing to different keys.
Moonshadow is one of Cat Stevens' most popular tunes and fun to play on the guitar. It uses a combination of different right hand techniques, including fingerpicking with a mono-bass pattern (repeating the same string rather than alternating), a hybrid picking-strumming technique, as well as a bigger strumming pattern where the 'Invisible Pick' technique works best. The song was originally released on the 1971 album Teaser And The Firecat.
6) Peace Train
Peace Train is a song that only uses a few simple chords but is deceptively difficult to play. It has a very distinctive and recognizable intro and a short fill but most of the song is strumming C, G, F, and Am. The difficulty comes with the speed of the chord changes, as well as when they happen. This is another classic from Teaser And The Firecat.