John Denver – Leaving On a Jet Plane
Learn how to play John Denver – Leaving On a Jet Plane note-for-note on guitar.
Dificulty Level: Easy
Barre chords: No
Thumb over chords: No
Playing Style: Fingerpicked (Travis picked)
The complete song lesson contains a lesson video, a performance play thru video, full tabs and chords and lyrics sheet. You’ll receive a link to download the lesson which will download as a zip file of 124 Mb containing all the lesson content.
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You’ll receive at least two videos per song, one lesson and one performance-standard play-through. You’ll receive the chords/lyrics and guitar tabs as PDF files.
The videos are mp4 format and should play on PC’s, Macs and most mobile devices.
They will download as Zip files. If you don’t have a Zip program on your PC you’ll need to install one to open the file.
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robin fiske says
I purchased ‘Before You Accuse Me’ and have lost the email and am unable to access the lesson. Is there a way to at the website?
Would you send it to me again?
Just email and ask is the best way Robin.
Send me your email address to [email protected] and I’ll send it
Terry snow says
What about the intro to this song
I used a live version for this lesson where he didn’t play the intro.
I know, but the Iconic Intro tells you what the song is, and flows nicely into the first verse. Would nice to see the Intro on video, but thanks for the tabs to the intro!!!
It is almost like the Beatles recording “And I Love Her,” without the GENIUS INTRO George came up with. The Intro make the song Unique! That is why I am so fond of Intros being included in songs (Leaving On a Jet Plane). George was very good at things like that, but rarely received the credit; especially from his 2 mates, Paul & John…..
Leaving on a Jet Plane is my first Travis style study. It fits nicely with Jerry’s intro to Travis Style video. I’ve been focusing on the bass like Jerry suggests. Learning thumb independence. Playing through all the chords in the Tab. I’m ready now to start filling in between the beats with the finger notes. I never thought I could play fingerstyle, until I found Jerry’s videos. He explains it so well that anyone can learn it. It just takes regular practice.
Charles Redmond says
I didn’t receive an e mail from yesterday ,leaving on a Jet Plane
Must have been a typo in the email address or something. It’s working fine. We’ve sent it to you by email.
To get the email you have to type a valid email address. The first time you typed .comrr and the second time .comrrx and that’s why you didn’t get the email with the link.
Hope this clarify the situation.
Such a great song and you covered it perfectly in the lesson. One question…the intro for Leaving On a Jet Plane is classic and one of the nicest and most recognizable intros. Any chance of you covering that?
I’m planning to re-visit JD at some point to add Country Roads and Rocky Mountain High. I’ll see if I can slip in that studio intro when I get to those two.
thnx for brillaint lessons on youtube my friend.. I’ve loved the guitar souns for a long time but only now get my 1st guitar..very excited to learn songs.. thnx dude!!!
Thanks so much for Mr. Bo Jangles. Your explanation is great. I have been searching for a good explanation of this song, without success. many sites are too brief or too advanced. You hit my needs right on.
I really like the way I can download both the explained MP4 and play thru MP4. That is really distinctive. That will bring me back to your site and avoid others that don’t give a play thru.
Great to have you on board Bob
alan bimson says
Hi there. Its taking 3/4 hours to download.
thanks for your rapid response I’ve downloaded all the files now.
All the best,
Thanks Jerry for looking after los pobres with the free ones,lol