James Taylor – You’ve Got a Friend
Learn how to play James Taylor – You’ve Got a Friend note-for-note on guitar.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate. Some difficult barre chords for which alternatives are shown.
Barre Chords: Yes
Thumb over chords: Yes
Playing Style: Fingerpicked
This preview video contains the introduction taken from the complete lesson for the song You’ve Got a Friend.
The complete song lesson contains 4 lesson videos – one per section of the song – a performance play thru video, full tabs, chords and lyrics. You’ll receive a link to download the lesson which will download as a zip file of 369 Mb containing all the lesson content.
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Steve Kohler says
Hi Jerry. Thanks so much for You’ve Git a Friend. I’m beavering away at learning the way James Taylor plays it. It will take me forever….but I love doing it. Thanks so much for your good work, and so economical $-wise
Mark Rauch says
Can you tell me if your lesson for You’ve got a Friend is the solo version with the melody?
I have been searching for tabs that have the melody. All the tabs I’ve seen are as James Taylor plays it with the melody sung.
Would definitely like to purchase your lesson if its what I am looking for.
It isn’t what you’re looking for Mark. It’s as James Taylor plays it.
Can I pay you to write out the tabs as I articulated?
I wonder why it is not available from anyone. There are certainly people on YouTube that play it with the melody.
Do you have tutorial video and tab for Eric Clapton’s “Change the World”?
I’m afraid not.
I need to know if you have full tutorial fingerstyle for “sad song” by we the kings.
I would like to purchase it.
I’m afraid I don’t have that one Rico.
I am going to purchase “you’ve got a friend”. I know few chords already. however i would like to learn more on fingerstyle playing.
I nearly didnt click thru to the “download” because Im so tired of other site’s “sign up to our bundle/newsletter/training course/set of CDs worth $800 but yours for $120/blah blah”
So it was with great joy that I paid my $6 (less than 4 British £ – ie about what we get charged at Starbucks for a large Mocha!)
Thank you for a good product at a modest (and honest) price. If only the rest of the internet was like your site…. :-)
thanks again, Mark, London, UK
There are a few tutorials on YT, but yours is, by far, the best, and worth the small fee you charge. Thank you for the lesson.
Thanks Eddie :)
This is a good one, I’d urge all to accomplish this piece, the voice over to this is easy and not stressful. You give a great overview to which practice will engender success. I know and play this (for years!) but I still picked up a few enhancements to my version. Thank you Jerry, keep them coming.
supot mk says
thank you for your kindness This a good lesson and easy to play along with. I hope to find the next lesson