Guitar Style of James Taylor

$25 ($24 members) · 120 minutes · Single meeting

Did you ever want to learn to play guitar in the style of James Taylor?

Join Michael Hensen for a workshop exploring the chord choices and fingerpicking methods found in some of his most iconic pieces. First of all, we will look at how James Taylor uses the A add 9 chord so effectively in Secret o’ Life, Company Man, and Wandering. You will learn the classic intro and turnaround to Steamroller, which can be applied to any blues song in the key of E. Then we will turn our attention to the techniques used to play Walking Man, including his signature A and E licks, moving bass lines, and passing chords.


An intermediate level of guitar playing with some fingerpicking experience is recommended.

Class Schedules and Availability

The Old Town School of Folk Music, Inc.
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 60625  •  773.728.6000