How to Play James Taylor Songs on Guitar
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If you are an intermediate level guitar player and would love to learn the unique style of James Taylor, this is the perfect course for you. The course carefully breaks down 8 popular JT songs with demonstration of song structure, unique fingering alternatives and right-hand technique that gives James that oft imitated style. I both show and explain in detail all you need to practice yourself to perfection!
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|Section 1: Introduction: Welcome to the wonderful world of James Taylor|
A brief personal and musical backgroundPreview
|Section 2: Preliminaries|
Equipment you'll need.Preview
Some helpful hints about how to play James Taylor's style.
|Section 3: Songs|
Demonstration: You Can Close Your Eyes
Intro: You Can Close Your Eyes
Verse: You Can Close Your Eyes
Chorus: You Can Close Your Eyes
Easy Version: You Can Close Your Eyes
Carolina in My Mind (demonstration)
Intro: Carolina in My Mind
Chorus: Carolina in My Mind
Verses 1 & 2: Carolina in My Mind
Verse 3 (variation): Carolina in My Mind
Bridge: Carolina in My Mind
Ending: Carolina in My Mind
Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight (demonstration)
Intro: Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
Verse: Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
Bridge: Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
Something in the Way She Moves (demonstration)
Intro: Something in the Way She Moves
Verse: Something in the Way She Moves
Chorus: Something in the Way She Moves
Bridge: Something in the Way She Moves
You've Got a Friend (demonstration)
Intro: You've Got a Friend
Verse: You've Got a Friend
Chorus: You've Got a Friend
Bridge/Ending: You've Got a Friend
Fire and Rain (demonstration)
Intro: Fire and Rain
Verse: Fire and Rain
Chorus: Fire and Rain
Up on the Roof (demonstration)
Intro: Up on the Roof
Verse: Up on the Roof
Chorus: Up on the Roof
Bridge/Ending: Up on the Roof
|Section 4: Conclusion|
Some parting shots about playing and enjoying James Taylor's Music
I've been playing and teaching acoustic guitar for 40 years. My major influences have been pop/folk guitarists like James Taylor, Jim Croce, Dan Fogelberg, Paul Simon, and David Wilcox as well as a variety of country pickers like Chet Atkins, Merle Travis, and Thom Bresh. A 1985 graduate of the Guitar Institute of Technology, I have always loved the pure sound of a songwriter and a guitar, and love inspiring others to learn to play for themselves!