Learn How to Play "Fire and Rain" by James Taylor

Posted by Michael Mueller on July 15, 2016 at 10:29 AM

James Taylor's top 10 hit "Fire and Rain" is one of those "must-know" acoustic guitar songs. Though its lyrical content is relatively dark—covering suicide, depression, drug addiction, and the tough road to fame and fortune—Taylor's guitar parts contain many devices that have become canon to folk and rock acoustic players. In this lesson, Doug Boduch goes in deep on all of the signature moves and quirky idiosyncrasies—such as Taylor's unconventional fingerings for pretty conventional open chords (check out his A chord fingering the video below!)—that have helped to make this song a timeless treasure.

"Fire and Rain" by James Taylor
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