Homeward bound is by American duo Simon & Garfunkel and was written by Paul Simon. The song was released on 19th January 1966 and peaked at no. 5 on the U.S Billboard Hot 100. It appears on their album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme (1966).
Alright, let's pick up our guitars and learn how to play Homeward Bound!
- Key - D major (without a capo)
- Capo - 3rd fret (optional)
- Tuning - standard
- Tempo - 128 bpm
- Difficulty - high intermediate - advanced
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Homeward Bound Guitar Lesson
What's nice about this tune is that once you've gotten past the intro it's just a short verse, pre-chorus and chorus repeated three times.
The song is just 2:29 minutes long and mostly uses the same fingerpicking pattern throughout.
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