Andy McKee is one of those rare guitarists that’s made an impact with both his peers and his fans early on in his career. He’s managed to gain the respect of his fellow artists while also becoming an internet sensation for his unique approach to the instrument and covers of famous pop songs.
Luckily for everybody, Andy isn’t only a mind blowing fingerstyle
Here Andy will perform and break down his tune “Drifting”, a song that takes advantage of the percussive qualities of the acoustic
If you want to check out more of Andy’s arrangements, check out the full course on TrueFire, complete with tabs and notation for all five songs – “Drifting”, “Ebon Coast”, “Heather’s Song”, “For My Father”, and “Rylynn”. Let’s get started!
“Drifting” – Overview
This tune is “Drifting”, inspired by the playing of the guitarist Preston Reed. The song features some unusual percussion, and the left-hand is playing above the
This piece is in DADGAD (from low to high), so the sixth string goes down to D, second string down to A, and first string down to D. This creates a Dsus4 chord, and is somewhat of a common alternate tuning, used exclusively by guitarists such as Pierre Bensusan.
During much of this song, the left hand is above the
“Drifting” – Performance
Download the tab and notation for this
“Drifting” – Breakdown: Intro
“Drifting” – Breakdown: Verse
“Drifting” – Breakdown: Chorus
“Drifting” – Breakdown: Bridge
There’s more to be had on TrueFire, where you can see the rest of Musicarium Songbook. And, as a special bonus performance, you can download the video lesson, tabs, and notation for Andy McKee’s arrangement of “Africa” by Toto there too! Check it out now!