Watch the Avalon online guitar lesson by Brooks Robertson from Essentials: Boom-Chick Fingerstyle Etudes
"Avalon", a wonderful standard written by Al Jolson, Buddy DeSylva, and Vincent Rose. In this lesson, we'll focus on the chorus of the tune only, which makes for a nice solo guitar arrangement. A great version to listen to is Chet Atkins' and Les Paul's, recording the tune on their 1976 album Chester & Lester, which won a Grammy for best instrumental record. This is a standard for many fingerstyle guitar players as it lends itself nicely to the boom-chick technique as you'll see. We'll be playing this arrangement in the key of C Major, again utilizing open strings and playing chords in multiple positions up the neck.