Brain Damage/Eclipse Guitar Lesson Acoustic – Pink Floyd

In this video lesson series I am going to show you how to play a nice acoustic version of "Brain Damage/Eclipse" off of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of The Moon album.

This version of "Brain Damage"was actually a request of a subscriber that sent me a video of Roger Waters playing the song on acoustic guitar. I have taken a bit of what Roger Waters did in that video but decided that strumming the chords sounded better during the chorus.

The verse contains a repetitive finger-picking pattern that shouldn't take you very long to get down. In fact, this picking pattern is exactly like it appears on the original album except we will be finger-picking it on acoustic guitar.

The chords used during the verse are pretty basic as well. You probably won't have much trouble since they are most likely chord shapes you have already played a million times before.

During the chorus I switch to a strummed picking style to better recreate the bigger sound of the original recording. The chords you will be playing during the chorus are also pretty basic. You will have to play a bar chord, a Bmin7 to be exact, but other than that it will be a piece of cake.

In the second video lesson I will show you how to play the cool arpeggio picked chord sequence that occurs through "Eclipse", closing out the Dark Side Of The Moon album.

There are some really cool chords to learn here and the picking sounds gorgeous if you let as many of the notes ring together as possible.

Hope you guys enjoy learning these haunting classics from the incredible Pink Floyd!


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Brain Damage Guitar Lesson Acoustic - Pink Floyd

Eclipse Guitar Lesson Acoustic - Pink Floyd


  1. Gaurav Sharma on July 20, 2015 at 3:12 am

    Hi Carl, your lessons have helped me a lot. Could you perhaps do some lessons on You Could Be Mine by Guns n Roses?Its one of my favourites and I really want to master it.

  2. Tommy Radcliffe on July 22, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    hey Carl, My brother and I are doing an acoustic/Electric duet and we are working on the complete “reprise” from Dark Side of the Moon, and I am handling the electric lead solos; Gilmore’s parts. Was hoping for some help from you, as I am using my ear, the Album, youtube, and hopefully your help with a video. From Breath, to Brain Damage, through the ending of the reprise. If we’re not mistaken the ending all together is called the “Reprise.”
    In any case see what you can do with the solos for me. Thanks again Carl.
    Tommy Rad.

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