What about learning guitar from a truly renowned performer in the history of American folk music? And what about doing it without having to pay a dime?
That’s exactly what James Taylor’s latest online initiative is all about. The five-time Grammy Award winner has just begun imparting free guitar classes on his own website, www.jamestaylor.com. So far, he has uploaded two different tutorials, and an introductory message. You can watch them here. The idea seems to be offering updates on a weekly basis.
And just to do some brushing up, this is a video of Taylor performing his career-defining song ”Carolina In My Mind” at the BBC.
I’ve always wanted to learn to play the guitar, especially the song “Carolina In My Mind” because it’s the only song I know of that has my name in it. However being on disability I cannot either afford a guitar or lessons. Then I found an outlet through you to learn to play for free! I had a guitar once but sold it so that I could afford my meds. I have been graced or disgraced with extra discs in my back & I also have a condition called fibromyalgia & depression.
I think it’s a wonderful thing you are doing, teaching music for free! If I had children they would all have guitars & be learning to play through your offer for lessons. Music is a huge part of my life having grown up in the 60’s & 70’s was exposed to so many genres of music taking a special interest in ballads. With that said my long list of favs are James Taylor of course, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss (I named my daughter after her). It’s all good!
I won’t bend your ear any longer, I’ll enjoy your music always & wish you much happiness & success on your tour & happy trails to you.
God bless, always walk in the light……..believe <3