Fire And Rain – James Taylor #1of2 (Songs Guitar Lesson ST-624) How to play

In this guitar lesson we are looking at the classic James Taylor tune, Fire and Rain. What a beautiful tune it is… in fact if you have not heard it – go get yourself a copy of his album Sweet Baby James, the whole thing amazing. One of the most underrated guitar players, a wonderful songwriter and has an beautiful voice too… that much talent in one body should not be allowed ;) In this first part we’re looking at the intro. Taught by Justin Sandercoe. Full support at the justinguitar web site where you will find hundreds of lessons on a wide range of subjects, and all the scales and chords that you will ever need! There is a great forum too to get help, no matter what the problem. And it is all totally free, no bull. No sample lessons, no memberships, no free ebook. Just tons of great lessons :) To get help with this lesson (and for further info and tabs), find the Lesson ID in the video title (like ST-667 or whatever) and then look it up on the Lesson Index page of Have fun .
Video Rating: 4 / 5 – This easy acoustic guitar strumming lesson is what I call the most popular strum in the world because it comes up in everything from Van Morrison to Green Day. I’ve done thousands of guitar lessons over the years and this strum keeps coming up again and again! This will work for just about any mid-tempo song in 4 time. You can easily strums songs by the Eagles, Jimmy Buffett, Van Morrison, Rod Stewart, and 100s of other common, classic guitar songs. The great thing about this strum pattern is that you can pair it up with any set of chords and be making music as soon as you get it under your fingers. The strum is pretty simple… you want to count like this: 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and Strum down on the numbers (1,2,3,4) and up on the “ands.” On beats where you miss the strings, keep moving your hand across the strings and the guitar, just don’t hit the strings with your pick or fingers. You want to hit the strings on your guitar at beats 1, 2, “2 and”, “3 and”, 4. You’ll want to miss on “1 and”, “3″ and “4 and.” It’s pretty easy to play, just walk through it slowly and count the rhythm out loud. That makes more difference than anything. For more beginning and blues guitar lessons please visit and sign up for the free lessons there. Enjoy! http
Video Rating: 4 / 5