Lesson Plan


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Lesson notes

Just When I Needed You Most is a song written and recorded by American singer-songwriter Randy VanWarner. It was released in 1979 and became his biggest success.

It was covered or performed by numerous artists, including Dolly Parton, who recorded it for her 1996 album ‘Treasures’. She was vocally joined by Alison Krauss and Dan Tyminski of Union Station.

This lesson teaches that particular version, which features a fingerstyle arrangement in the key of G (Capo III).

It takes a look at the chords, the picking, the progression and of course the signature intro.