Website Logo

Fire and Rain (James Taylor) – Fingerstyle Guitar Lesson and TAB

James Taylor







3rd fret

This is the full fingerstyle guitar lesson for Fire and Rain.

Fire and Rain was written by James Taylor in 1970 and is one of Taylor’s best-known and most successful songs. The song appears on his album Sweet Baby James and was written after his childhood friend Suzanne Schnerr committed suicide.

This song makes for a great fingerstyle piece and this particular arrangement is quite nuanced and intricate. Therefore is best suited to the intermediate to advanced player.

If you want to learn how to play the original guitar part I’ve previously made a lesson on it which you can learn here.

Let’s start learning how to play Fire and Rain!

Learn To Play Fire and Rain


Get 25% off tabs, try the courses for free and get exclusive lessons when you join the mailing list.

Join The Mailing List
Get the Tabs

Fire and Rain (Performance)

As you learn to play this fingerstyle arrangement of Fire and Rain, be sure to frequently return to the performance as a good reference point and guide.

Fire and Rain Guitar Lesson - Part One

In this first lesson of Fire and Rain we learn how to play the beautiful intro, as well as the 1st verse and 1st chorus.

Play like the greats!

Break through the intermediate barrier and become the advanced fingerpicker you always wanted to be. Join the course today and master the skills you never thought you could!

Fire and Rain Guitar Lesson - Part Two

Hopefully you were OK with the first lesson, now let’s learn how to play the remainder of the song. In this lesson we cover the 2nd verse, 2nd chorus and the outro.

We Recommend These Songs Next