Watch the Turning Home online guitar lesson by John Knowles, C.G.P. from Fingerstyle Journals
I played around with "Turning Home" for over a year before I found everything I thought it needed. I was exploring in the key of D with my sixth string tuned down to D when I wandered into territory that reminded me of the ocean. As I continued to develop the idea, I kept an image of a big ship with sails turning around and heading for home. I went for overlapping phrases and included the sound of a harbor bell.