By Eddie Kisah
James Taylor certainly is one of my all time favorite artists, although mostly known as a singer to evergreen numbers such as Fire and Rain, Carolina In My Mind and You've Got a Friend, he is also a virtuoso fingerstyle guitar player in his own rights. His intricate finger picking style is prominent in his songs that never fail to make their way in to our hearts. If you're looking for an easy way to learn some of these classic tunes on the guitar, now you can.
'The New Best of James Taylor for Guitar: Easy TAB Deluxe' is a highly accurate transcription of some of the best songs recorded by the artist. It is notated with a guitar 'TAB' and also features complete lyrics for every track. With this book, you can expect to learn 12 songs which are: Cooperline, Country Road, Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight, Fire and Rain, Mexico, Millworker, Shower the People, Steamroller, Sweet Baby James, Walking Man, You've Got a Friend and Your Smiling Face.
If you're a complete beginner, it would be a good idea to spend some time on dedicated finger picking lessons, as a through understanding of the basic in this style of playing will help you a great deal when working with this book.
One thing about TAB books is that, it will only be the most useful when you already know what a particular song should sounds like prior to studying it. For that reason, you are going to need the original recording by your side as reference. By the way, there's nothing better than hearing the original recording by James Taylor himself.
If you're a James Taylor fan that plays guitar, this is a really great book worth checking out. Drop by to my blog and find out where you can get great deal for the book. Thanks for reading!
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