Crosspicking “Norwegian Wood” – Intermediate Guitar Lesson


In this lesson, we’re taking a look at a crosspicking interpretation of one of my favorite songs to play: “Norwegian Wood” by the Beatles. A bit of Lennon – Mccartney magic, but played crosspicking style! We take the basic melody and then expand on it with alternate picking accents.

Played in 6/4 time, this tune is played out of capo 2 and has a great descending bass line which gives a cool effect when crosspicked. We briefly cover the basic melody of the tune then draw it out and look at a way to add dimension to that same melody by adding crosspicking and alternate picking chord elements.

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You get two MP4 video files, six (6) MP3 audio practice tracks (3 with metronome), PDF tab sheet, and a TEF tab file.

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Part 1 – 8:13
Part 2 – 7:28

PDF Tab Sheet

Norwegian Wood.pdf

TEF Tab File (New!)

Load this file into your favorite tab editor.
Norwegian Wood.tef

Audio Backing Tracks

80 BPM – 1:42
80 BPM with Metronome – 1:42
90 BPM – 1:29
90 BPM with Metronome – 1:29
100 BPM – 1:21
100 BPM with Metronome – 1:21