Heart Of Gold Facts
Bet you didn’t know…
- “Heart Of Gold” is Neil Young’s only song to hit number one on the charts.
- Can you guess what two famous singers recorded background vocals on the song? It was James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt!
- Do you know who hated the song? It was Bob Dylan, who said, “I used to hate it when it came on the radio. I always liked Neil Young, but it bothered me every time I listened to Heart of Gold.”
Heart Of Gold On Guitar
The song’s difficulty on guitar is easy-intermediate. It has six chords in it and is mostly strumming. You should pay close attention to the accents as they lend a lot of character to the guitar’s part.
The intro grabs the listener’s attention right off the back with it’s staccato rhythm that leads into the harmonica solo.
Here’s the notation for the complete song:
Practice playing Heart Of Gold on guitar with this backing track:
Here’s a video tutorial from Alan Robinson on the how to play it on your acoustic guitar: