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Hi all, this is Tom Finch and in this set of lessons we're going to learn how to play "Black Water", as recorded by the The Doobie Brothers in 1974. This timeless country-rock song features some fine Travis style fingerpicking in a double drop D tuning, and offers beautifully crafted modal progressions typical of Appalachian influenced music.

In this tutorial we'll talk about gear and tone, we'll learn the intro which is also the verse, the chorus, the post-chorus, and the acoustic solo. The song is in cut time time with a half-note of 89 bpm, let's get started!