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A Neil Young Take on David Rawlings's "Cumberland Gap"

Lesson description: There is a strong connection between the timelessly brilliant work of Dave Rawlings/Gillian Welch and Neil Young. This track, "Cumberland Gap," from the Poor David's Almanack album really showcases that bond. The plodding tempo, modal chord movements, and layered harmonies could certainly be at home on any of the classic CSNY or Crazy Horse records.

There's no electric guitar on the album version, but I'm really having a love affair with my new Guild Starfire III, so I arranged the song into a grungy, DADGAD tuning kinda thing.

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Format: Sibelius-created digital score with tabs & standard notation

Delivery: Tablature is available as convenient .pdf download, and my custom made backing track is included as a free extra! You'll find the download links on your checkout page and in your email. We encourage you to make a customer account when you check out, so all your future purchases can be found in one place.