Long Long Time

by Linda Ronstadt • Lesson #471 • Feb 2, 2023

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In this week’s lesson I’m excited to show you an easy way to get started playing Long Long Time by Linda Ronstadt. I’ll teach you a fingerstyle version, mimicking what you hear in Ronstadt’s recorded version — but I’ll be using a slightly simplified fingerpicking pattern you can easily apply to all the chords in the song. In the second half of the lesson I’ll explain a few optional ways to add extra flourish, such as subtle bass-note walk-downs between a few of the chords. What a great song! I hope you enjoy.

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Recorded Versions of This Song

Linda Ronstadt’s album version:

Linda Ronstadt live on the Johnny Cash show:

Lsat of Us S1E3, Nick Offerman piano scene. His vocals aren’t perfect, but obviously that’s not the point.

Last of Us S1E3, end scene. Ellie and Joel listening in the truck.

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