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You’ve Got a Friend (James Taylor) – Full Guitar Tutorial and TAB

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This is the full guitar lesson for You’ve Got a Friend.

Carole King wrote this beautiful song in the early ’70s and the song appears on her album Tapestry. James Taylor’s version was recorded and released as a single shortly after. His version went on to reach the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100.

If you’d like to learn more James Taylor then check out more of his song lessons here.

Alright, let’s pick up our guitars and learn how to play You’ve Got a Friend!

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You've Got a Friend Guitar Lesson

In this first lesson we learn how to play the intro and the verse of You’ve Got a Friend. James Taylor is a very unorthodox guitar player and this can make learning his songs quite tricky at times. Personally, I believe it’s his left field approach to playing that makes his guitar work as beautiful as it is.

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You've Got a Friend Guitar Lesson Part Two

In this lesson we learn how to play the rest of the song. Here we cover the chorus, the bridge and the outro of the song.

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