Acoustic version of Norwegian Wood by The Beatles

Zak Ward Toledo, Ohio Solo Acoustic Artist

Acoustic Version of Norwegian wood

Acoustic version of Norwegian Wood by The Beatles

I think it is safe to say that Beatles requests are very common. I always have at least 10 Beatles songs ready to please. Norwegian wood happens to be one of my favorite to preform. I use the octave bar chord technique to play the lead riff. This song is in E so I utilized the other open strings along with a Boss chorus pedal to give it a hint of Sitar effect. This song was recorded in 3/4. You will notice the strumming pattern is meant to smooth out so that the 3/4 timing would not be recognized.

There are so many types of Beatles fans that I recommend having songs from different albums. Some fans don’t like the early “She loves you” style song writing. And on the other hand, people don’t care for the “why don’t we do it in the road” era of writing. So all in all having a good representation of their work including what you notice that people request most is important. You never know what you may find in the tip jar if you make your Beatles fans happy.

How to play Norwegian Wood

The chords are:
Verse: E D A
Chorus: Em A | Em F#m B

You can find this video here: Acoustic Version of Norwegian Wood

All videos are recorded live along with the sound recorded straight from the Soundcraft Ui16 mixer board. These live performance videos are not intended to be perfect. They are created to offer song suggestions and possibly an alternative way to present them in an acoustic performance. If you do have any questions about this, please visit the contact page and send me an email.

Norwegian wood was recorded live in real time with this gear:

Guitar: Martin DC16RGTE
Guitar Strap: Souldier
Mic: Sennheiser 935
Mixer: Soundcraft Ui16
Vocal Processor: vocalist live 3
Camera: Logitech HD C615