Fast Car

Fast Car by Tracy Chapman (Fingerstyle Guitar Lesson)

Fast Car by Tracy Chapman is a great song to learn for guitarists of any level but in particular people that are still reasonably new to the instrument. The song uses simple chords throughout and the fingerpicking hand isn't too strenuous.

Song Details:

  • Key - A major
  • Tempo - 104 bpm
  • Capo - 2nd fret
  • Difficulty - easy

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The lesson

The first two bars of the intro are repeated throughout the entire verse of Fast Car and there's just one small difference for the introduction, which you'll learn in the video.

The strumming in the chorus can be a bit tricky, mainly due to the timing of the chord changes. However I do recommend trying to get the patterns I teach in the tutorial correct, as it will really help with your rhythm playing. 

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