Fire and Rain

Fingerpicking is a great technique for all guitar players to have in their toolbag!

In this lesson we’ll be learning James Taylor’s classic, Fire and Rain. Some cool fingerpicking in this one with little twists here and there.

What we’ll be covering

This is a wonderful fingerpicking tune with lots of things to use and apply in the other songs you play.

It uses strong fingerstyle techniques with syncoptation galore, especially with James Taylor’s unique placement of pushed bass notes.

A fantastic melody keeps the attention of the listener and it makes for a fantastic singalong song – certainly one for the repertoire!

Standard chords mixed in with slash/passing chords, double stops, triads, alternating bass, etc.; they’re all in there.


Who’s this session suitable for?

This online course is aimed at Late Beginner to Intermediate.

It’s really for acoustic guitars but electric guitars are fine. Fingerpicking experience would be best.



This online course includes:

  • Lead sheet TAB/music PDF
  • Access to a Zoom recording of the complete live lesson


Home practice

Even though this session is 60 minutes long, don’t expect to master everything during the session. The tutor will go through all the key parts, demonstrating them and discussing the associated techniques and know-how.


Always remember

The real work is done by you afterwards. Armed with the materials (PDFs, backing tracks and video  recording), you’ll have all the tools to work on things at your own pace.


Booking a place and buying options

When you book you’ll have two options:

1. You want to join the live Zoom session.

You’ll receive the joining instructions on the day. Being live, you’ll be able to put your own questions directly to the tutor during the session. Choose option 1, Live lesson and materials.

2. Maybe you’d like to attend but can’t make it on this occasion?

You can buy the materials and receive them after the session (i.e. lesson PDF(s) and access to a Zoom recording of the live session). Choose option 2, Materials only.

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