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Don’t Know Why by Norah Jones – Fingerstyle Guitar Tutorial and TAB

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This is the full fingerstyle guitar lesson for Don’t Know Why.

Don’t Know Why was originally written by American musician Jesse Harris in the late ’90s and appears on his album Jesse Harris And The Ferdinandos. Norah Jones’ version of the song was recorded in 2002 and can be found on her debut album Come Away With Me.

The song brought Jones to fame and peaked at no. 30 on the U.S Billboard Hot 100. After the release of Come Away With Me, Norah Jones won three Grammy Awards in 2003 for Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal.

This is an arrangement of Don’t Know Why. If you’d like to learn how to play the song as recorded on the original song then see this lesson.

OK, let’s learn how to play Don’t Know Why!

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Don't Know Why Guitar Lesson (Part One)

In this first lesson we learn how to play the intro and the verse of Don’t Know Why. I’d recommend learning the chord progression off by heart first because it’s the same for both sections (plus it’s really fun to play). From there you can add in the melody.

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Don't Know Why Guitar Lesson (Part Two)

Now let’s have a look at the how to play the chorus. If you were OK with the previous lesson then you shouldn’t struggle too much here. Once you’ve gotten the chorus down there’s just one more verse to learn and you’ll have this arrangement down!

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