Feels Like Home Guitar TAB

Feels Like Home (Bonnie Raitt) Fingerstyle Arrangement Guitar Lesson

Feels Like Home was originally written by Randy Newman but in this lesson we're going to be learning Bonnie Raitt's cover of the song. 

It's a very simple piece in terms of structure and chords but as this is a fingerstyle arrangement of Feels Like Home, it certainly makes things considerably more complicated. After all, you're playing the parts of multiple instruments all on one guitar. 

As with all arrangements, really focus on getting the melody line as accurate as you can. Also feel free to change certain parts if you want to, for instance you may want to arpeggiate a certain chord slightly differently to the way I have, and that's totally fine.

I hope you enjoy!

Song Details:

  • Key - C major
  • Tuning - standard 
  • Tempo - 100 bpm
  • Difficulty - advanced

Feels Like Home (Performance)

As you learn to play this fingerstyle arrangement of Feels Like Home, be sure to frequently return to the performance as a good reference point and guide.  

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The Intro

The intro to Feels Like Home isn't hugely challenging. It's all based around a simple  C - Csus4 progression.  

Verse 1

It's absolutely crucial that before you start to learn any arrangement of any song, you listen to the tune you're going to learn. I recommend playing the track two or three times to really get a good feel for it. Really listen hard to the chord changes and the melody and then as you then start to learn to play the song, constantly go back and listen to the individual parts that you're working on.

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1st Pre-Chorus 

Onto the first pre-chorus of Feels Like Home now. Here I've employed the CAGED system and moved the F chord higher up the neck. I've done this because the melody climbs higher in pitch and wherever the melody line goes the chords have to follow.

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The chorus again uses a lot of chords from taken from the CAGED system. For that reason you may find this section the hardest as some of the grips are pretty demanding. 

2nd Verse

The second verse of Feels Like Home is very similar to the first. There's just some subtle variations in the melody to watch out for.

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2nd Pre-chorus

Again the second pre-chorus is very similar the first but there's a few melodic variations.


We've covered all the parts of Feels Like Home now and so in this video I talk you through the structure of the ending. 

Let me know what you thought of the lesson in the comments section below. I hope you enjoyed it!

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  1. Tom left a comment on 4th October 2020 at 3:49 am

    I have thoroughly and repeatedly enjoy your played arrangement of this classic in such style. I also like you may appear to play an instrument for it’s tonality and playing over branding. A beautiful share indeed.

    • Six String Fingerpicking left a comment on 4th October 2020 at 8:02 pm

      Thanks a lot Tom, really appreciate it. Feels Like Home is such an incredible song, never fails to put a lump in my throat.

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