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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 justinguitar.com www.justinguitar.com Have fun .
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startplayingbluesguitar.com – 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 startplayingbluesguitar.com and sign up for the free lessons there. Enjoy! http
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39 Responses to “Fire And Rain – James Taylor #1of2 (Songs Guitar Lesson ST-624) How to play”

  • SmallFace1000:
    One of the best James Taylor sounding voices I’ve ever heard.
  • breweraw:
    Excellent lesson. Thanks from Seattle.
  • ThePattypans:
    Thanks from Canada!One of my all time favourite accoustic tunes.Nice one.
  • Billyray195159:
    This IS Why I Subscribe !! Great Job & I Haven’t Got to the Lesson Part. Good One MAN !!!
  • heatmanable:
    bang up job , nice stuff Justin
  • MrJnrc:
    The guitar is a Maton, harlequin style made in Australia.
  • NashvilleSongwriting:
    Amazing job!!! Thanks for your lesson!!
  • Greenmarin22:
    What kind of guitar is that Justin? It sounds amazing, and I love the playing card symbols on the fret board.
  • cvelardejr:
    Nice Job Justin! Thank you for taking the time to post this lesson. Learned it in about a week thanks to you. Still not nearly as good as your rendition, but on my way and enjoying it!
  • galegregory97comcast:
    Henry Juszkiewicz, Chairman and CEO of Gibson Guitar Corp., has responded to the August 24 raid of Gibson facilities in Nashville and Memphis by the Federal Government. In a press release, Juszkiewicz said: “Gibson is innocent and will fight to protect its rights. Gibson has complied with foreign laws and believes it is innocent of ANY wrong doing. We will fight aggressively to prove our innoce
  • galegregory97comcast:
    Henry Juszkiewicz, Chairman and CEO of Gibson Guitar Corp., has responded to the August 24 raid of Gibson facilities in Nashville and Memphis by the Federal Government. In a press release, Juszkiewicz said: “Gibson is innocent and will fight to protect its rights. Gibson has complied with foreign laws and believes it is innocent of ANY wrong doing. We will fight aggressively to prove our innoce
  • intahipp:
    Wow… Excellent breakdown of a classic song. Nice job!!
  • 1234guitarpro:
    that shitty moment when you can’t find your capo to play the most beautiful song in the world :(
  • ballin2387:
    @TheFreemanuk chill out bro he said james taylor was an amzing acoustic guitarist and he said is was awkward for him but smooth for james listen carefully kiddo
  • stashadog:
    @TheFreemanuk pretty sure he meant akward as not typical, he pays a lot of respect to James Taylor during the lesson. So… to Justin, much respect as well! you took it the wrong way..
  • ShickenChit74:
    @BigBayBee1 I play pretty good guitar….if I come to Australia, will ya throw a couple hookers in my truck? LOL
  • BigBayBee1:
    I am 61 years old and have been playing all my life.. when I started back in 1963 I was 13 years old and of course there was no such thing as a computer or free lessons. We had to stop and start a record over and over again and hunt for it until we found it. I love the lessons and your teaching style… I have done Fire and Rain with my band for years and never really did it with a Kapo. If I ever come to Austraila, I am gonna throw 2 hookers in your truck. Love you man.. live long
  • TheFreemanuk:
    great lesson thanks x your view that his fingering is akward though ? he is the reason you are here, and his “akward” fingering got him to places u will never experience, i will study yr lesson hard thanks x x
  • jelt1979:
    Ace mate……..!
  • nzfezzpop1:
    Its true. Singing with your eyes closed, is always better.
  • navshobh:
    im your fan
  • FreakishBlues:
    Thank you so much. I loved the lesson and I loved the version at the start – beautiful.
  • DevonZ89:
    Capo 3rd Fret

    Time Bookmarks:
    Normal Speed: 3:08
    Slow Speed: 3:27
    Walk-through: 3:52

  • sarahmanning25:
    i love this song trying to learn it now but i know no barr chords lol
  • DROCK1114:
    awesome lesson, I would love to hear some more JT lessons. How about something in the way she moves, it’s a beautiful tune with no good lessons on youtube. Thanks for the great lessons.
  • bluesguitarunleashed:
    @walheato – too many people think like that and end up playing it wrong. You may not be one of those people but I’d have to see a video of you actually playing it to know.
  • bluesguitarunleashed:
    A lot of people seem to forget what it was like to just be starting out. I understand that this is an easy lesson and there may be a lot more talking here than you need. If that’s the case, just move on. For the people that need a lesson at this level, I’m trying to explain this slowly and in a way that it can be understood by a beginner so please understand that.
  • funsouth2:
    You could not have done it better. You did not talk too much. Thank you Griff for a great lesson.
  • greeen2011:
    blah blah blah blah blah blah blah sleep sleep sleep.  up down up down
  • greeen2011:
    blah blah blah blah blah blah blah sleep sleep sleep.  up down up down
  • walheato:
    in other words: down down up up down
  • tachmonite1:
    If you can’t get that one, you might as well hang it up!
  • brojer38:
    You are a very good teacher! I’ve seen a lot of videos, and yours is the best illustration of strumming I have ever seen..No wasted words, and clear explanations for all us beginners..
  • jhenriksen:
    Slow and easy is exactly what most beginners need and want. There are plenty of advanced lessons for those who who find this too easy. Thanks Griff for your help.
  • XxDIAZ4LIFExX:
    i find it kool that he didnt repeat a color
  • labotamysausagedog:
    the girl’s brown eye example…
  • road2apples:
    Thanks,so much Griff! Gr8 lesson!The price of doing the same old thing is far higher than the price of change.

    - Bill Clinton

  • DoleeGave:
    Be ready Latin ladies ** rockmycity.info **
  • MajorTom156:
    I don’t think you can say most music in common time???

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