As you learn to play this fingerstyle arrangement of Ain’t No Sunshine, be sure to frequently return to the performance as a good reference point and guide.
This is the full fingerstyle guitar lesson for Ain’t No Sunshine by Bill Withers.
Ain’t No Sunshine appears on Wither’s 1971 album Just As I Am and the song went on to reach number three on the Billboard Hot 100. Needless to say, this song has become a timeless classic since then.
This fingerstyle arrangement is mainly aimed at beginners, or anyone that just likes the arrangement. The hardest part is the bridge – “I know, I know, I know, I know…”. It’s not difficult in terms of technique but the timing is certainly tricky because it’s so repetitive and therefore very easy to get lost. However, a little practice will get you through.
Alright, let’s start learning how to play Ain’t No Sunshine!