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How to Play Autumn Leaves on Guitar – Fingerstyle Guitar Lesson

Joseph Kosma







2nd fret

In this lesson we learn how to play a really fun fingerstyle arrangement of Autumn Leaves.

This song was composed in 1945 by Joseph Kosma and Jacques Prévert. It has become a jazz standard and has been covered by hundreds of artists over the years. 

This arrangement is great fun to play and is targeted towards the beginner-intermediate fingerpicker.

Alright, let’s pick up our guitars and learn how to play Autumn Leaves!

Learn To Play Autumn Leaves


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Autumn Leaves Guitar Lesson

There’s just two sections to Autumn Leaves. The first section, the verse, is a bit easier to play than the chorus and has a nice simple melody line to follow. The chorus’ melody is slightly more complicated but hopefully you won’t struggle too much.

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