“My My Hey Hey (Out Of The Blue)” by Neil Young

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Riff Rundown

Difficulty: Intermediate

This song is really only intermediate because of Neil Young’s
strumming. There are quite a few strange twists that he throws in the song, but overall, just strum loosely on this one. On each verse, we tried to make it sound as much like the tablature shows, but the concept is really just his own style, and therefore, his own strumming pattern.

There have also been a few requests to show the chords when
possible. They are shown on the tablature in this particular song, so
there is no need to show them again. Each chord is noted above each tablature.

You will need to tune as followed : D, G, C, F, A, D

Intro

 

Verse 1

Pre Verse

Verse 2

Interlude

Harmonica Solo

Ok. This was rather difficult to get down because of the normal arrangement
of the acoustic guitar. If you have a very deep cutaway, this solo won’t
be difficult. However, if you are like me and have a mostly standard
acoustic guitar, you may have trouble getting this to sound right. IT
CAN BE DONE, but it’s rather tricky.

Verse 3

Out Solo

As referred in the first solo, you may have a little trouble getting
this to work right. Once again, it can be done, but it will take some
practice. We slowed down the video SUPER SLOW so that you could see
the way the solo can affect the notes you are trying to play on your
acoustic. It is rather difficult to get the sliding notes to sound right,
but it is possible.

Riff Resources

Complete Transcription To “My My Hey Hey (Out Of The Blue)” (PDF)

Complete Transcription To “My My Hey Hey (Out Of The Blue)” (PTB)