Never Going Back Again was written by Lindsey Buckingham in 1976 for Fleetwood Mac's hugely successful album 'Rumours'. The song is well-known across the globe but is a particular favourite amongst fingerpickers like you and I.
Buckingham has an incredible righthand picking technique that really takes some work to get comfortable with. If you've not played this style of fingerpicking before you may struggle to get it up to speed, therefore I strongly recommend going very slowly and gradually increasing the tempo.
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Never Going Back Again Song Details:
- Tuning - drop D (D, A, D, G, B, E)
- Capo - 4th
- Tempo - 88 bpm
- Key - F# major
- Difficulty - advanced
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As you can see from looking at the tab, there's a lot going on here. You're going to want to break it down into manageable pieces first.
Perhaps learn the chord shapes first, then maybe try just the bass notes (E, A and D strings), then just the higher strings (G, B and D). Once you can do all of those three things comfortably, slowly start putting it all together.
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Take the same approach to learning this section as you did for the previous part.
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