As you learn to play this fingerstyle arrangement of Stand By Me, be sure to frequently return to the performance as a good reference point and guide.
This is the full fingerstyle guitar lesson for Stand By Me by Ben E. King. Stand By Me was first recorded in 1960 and was written by King, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.
This is truly a timeless song that seems to get better each passing year. It’s a really simple song to play that follows a very straightforward chord progression.
Because of its simplicity, Stand By Me is a great song to learn for people that are new to the guitar and want to practise their basic open position chords. It also makes for a good beginner arrangement for people that are new to the world of fingerstyle and eager to get into the new genre.
OK, let’s start learning how to play Stand By Me!