Guitar Lesson: Learn To Play Intro Neil Young’s “Heart of Gold”

Here the blog article which supports the video.

Song starts  with the Em and D.  Mute the Em, as demonstrated , to give it the sound of the bass and drums from the original recording. The Em is played for a whole bar, then it is D for two beats and again Em for two beats. This whole section is two bars and it repeats once before the harmonica parts kicks in.

Em      D   Em      Em        D   Em

The Harmonica part can be divided into three small phrases.  Here the tab. for all three phrases: Each Chord is being played for Two Beats. First note of the first- and second  Harmonica phrase come start on second beat. The last Harmonica phrase starts on the first beat, similar as the Em chord.

             Em                         C                         D                         G
E          – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –       – – – – – – – – – – – –  –
B          – – –  – – – – -3 – – – 1 – – -0 – –    – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
G          – – 0 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –    – – 2 – – 0 – – – – – – –
D          – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –  – – – – – – – – – – – 0 – –
A           – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
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Enjoy your playing and hope to see you soon again,
Eddie