In this lesson we're going to be learning how to play Embryonic Journey, written by Jorma Kaukonen for the band Jefferson Airplane.
This short guitar instrumental packs a strong punch and isn't particularly easy to play; having said that, it is great fun once you've got it down. There's a lot going on throughout so really take your time as you learn the piece.
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Embryonic Journey Guitar Lesson
- Tuning - drop D (D A D G B E)
- Key - D major
- Difficulty - advanced
First off, here's a run through of the whole song.
One of the trickiest things is getting the timing and all the hammering right. Listen to the song over and over again to make sure you're doing it correctly.
Learn more about the techniques used in this song.
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