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Last Thing On My Mind

Learning the Tune

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Last Thing On My Mind > Learning the Tune

Hello All!

We’ve got a new song this week: The Last Thing on My Mind by Tom Paxton. This song is a bit of a folk standard. It was written in the 1960s and has been recorded dozens of times by many legendary artists. It’s just one of those undeniably great songs. Over the course of the series we’ll use it as a template to look at some accompanimental techniques that you could use on any song with a similar feel. We’ll also look at Tony Rice’s beautiful arrangement from Church Street Blues.






Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 0:00 Run-Through


Download the Sheet Music PDF


Loop 3:31 Breakdown of Chords and Rhythm

Loop 13:52 Closing Thoughts and Outro





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Dave Hausner
Dave Hausner Sep 16, 2019

The tab dosen't match the lesson.

James Macklin
James Macklin Sep 15, 2019

One of my favorites. Can't wait to dive in to more depth. And CONGRATULATIONS ON THE AMERICANA INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR AWARD!! Well deserved good sir!!

Kip Marchetti
Kip Marchetti Aug 19, 2019

Very sweet ... that would be a great one for the new record with Jules ... there is gonna be a new record right?  Me and a whole bunch of people really hope so.  


Torgeir Jorem
Torgeir Jorem Sep 04, 2019


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