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Lesson notes

Harry Chapin burst on the scene with his storytelling songs in 1972 with his album Heads And Tales. Taxi was the lead single (at almost 7:00 long!) and is a big part of his legendary status among songwriters. This only set the stage for dozens of other great songs in has all too short career. This lesson goes over everything you need to play a solo version, accompanying your singing of course. There are a lot of chords and a lot of different right hand techniques, including arpeggio picking, finger strumming, the invisible pick, and country strumming to name just a few. There is even an instrumental transcription of the cello modulation that happens early in the song.