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Killing Me Softly with His Song – Fingerstyle Guitar Lesson

Roberta Flack






This is a beginner/intermediate fingerstyle guitar lesson for Killing Me Softly With His Song.

This song was composed by Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel and was first released as a single by Lori Lieberman in 1972. Although Lieberman’s version didn’t chart, the song has since gone on to be covered by many artists. The most notable versions are by Roberta Flack who sent it to the number one spot in 1973 and the Fugees who released their version in 1996, which went to number one in twenty countries!

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Killing Me Softly With His Song Guitar Lesson

This arrangement isn’t too hard to play and feels great under the fingers. Depending on your level, watch out for the B7 barre chord in the chorus as it really requires some strength in your fretting hand to get it to sound smoothly.

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