Landslide by Fleetwood Mac is a truly beautiful song and a must-know for any fingerpicker worth their salt! Lindsey Buckingham is a masterful fingerstyle player and his playing on this track is simply perfect.
Landslide has straightforward chords throughout but nonetheless it is quite demanding on the right hand, and a decent level of technical skill is required to execute the entire piece with accuracy. You'll likely find the chorus considerably harder than the verse but once you get it down I'm sure you'll throughly enjoy playing it.
- Released 1975
- Album - Fleetwood Mac
- Written by Stevie Nicks
- Capo 3rd
- Bpm 158
- Difficulty - intermediate
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Essentially the verse is just three chords - C, G and Am7. It isn't too tricky for the right hand, and Buckingham uses a travis picking style throughout with the bass constantly alternating between the A and D strings.
Things get a great deal more complicated in the chorus. The chord changes are faster and all of a sudden there's a lot more of them; it really does require considerable practice to get it to the point you can play it comfortably.
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