Leonard Cohen Guitar Lessons
Learn how to play the songs by Leonard Cohen note-for-note on guitar with The Leonard Cohen Guitar Lessons. Each lesson includes the playthru, video lesson, songsheet with chords and tab.
Leonard Cohen, along with Bob Dylan, still ranks as one of the most important folk-poets, not just of the 60’s folk revival but of all popular music.
Playing a nylon string guitar exclusively, he has a rather unique style of playing that focuses almost exclusively on standard chord shapes but can involve some pretty intricate fingerpicking. Some of these lessons are taught on a nylon-string and others on a steel string, but they all work on whatever guitar you have.
Learning these songs you’ll get a deep insight into how Cohen constructs his songs and how he uses repetitive accompaniment patterns to set a mood that won’t detract from the lyrics.
As well as the Leonard Cohen songs we include Jeff Buckley’s astonishing version of the great Hallelujah. That one’s taught on electric because that’s how Jeff played it.
Click on any of the song titles to see a clip from the start of the lesson. (The free one you can download in its entirety.)
You’ll receive at least two videos per song, one lesson and one performance-standard play-through. You’ll also receive the chords/lyrics and guitar tabs as PDF files.
The videos are mp4 format and should play on PC’s, Macs and most mobile devices.
They will download as Zip files. If you don’t have a Zip program on your PC you’ll need to install one to open the file. .
If you want to download to an iPad or iPhone, please read here.