Music and Songwriting/The Songwriter's Grooves Project - A Guide to Singing and Playing Guitar/The Travis Picking Song Series/Treetop Flyer
Treetop Flyer - Stephen Stills[edit | edit source]
This song has something of a cult following among singer-songwriters who have taken notice of its artful lyrics and creative guitar work. To many performing artists this song is a flagship creation in the craft of singer-songwriter performance. It's been recorded and performed by many artists other than Stills, and Ray Lamontagne has been quoted as saying it's the song that inspired him to start his career.
Performance/Recording Links[edit | edit source]
Cover Performances[edit | edit source]
Playing tips[edit | edit source]
Lessons[edit | edit source]
Basic[edit | edit source]
This lesson doesn't go into a lot of detail, but gives a good simplified idea of how the song goes. Not everyone plays in the double drop D tuning taught here, but it certainly can work.
Intermediate[edit | edit source]
This lesson gives some examples of the common patterns Stills uses to comp the song.
Advanced[edit | edit source]
This is a lesson on the transcription of the "Daylight Again" live performance, note-for-note, by Jon Michael Swift.
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Practice logs[edit | edit source]
Name Previous Experience Current Playing Level Minutes in Practice Room