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James Taylor Style Fingerpicking Riff

By Eric Hufschmid


Hey everybody,

James Taylor is one of the great fingerstyle acoustic players of all time and created timeless pop songs built around beautiful folk style guitar parts. If you want to fingerpick, you’ve got to know a few James Taylor songs. We’ll show you a typical progression and pattern he might have used.

Enjoy the riff, and remember to take it slow.


Master this riff and you’ll be good to go.


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