As you learn to play this fingerstyle arrangement of Over the Rainbow, be sure to frequently return to the performance as a good reference point and guide.
Over the Rainbow is a song known across the world and was first written in 1939 by Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg for the film The Wizard of Oz.
Many people have covered this iconic song but one of the most beautiful and best-known versions is Eva Cassidy’s. It’s this one that we’re going to be learning here.
Whilst it’s not a highly advanced song to play, there is a lot going on and it’s certainly not for beginners. There are many chords to navigate your way through and it can be quite difficult to remember them all. There’s also a lot of arpeggiating of barre chords so it’s a great test of how good yours are.
Let’s start learning how to play Over the Rainbow.
Structure: Intro, Chorus, Bridge, Instrumental, Bridge, Chorus, Outro