Have You Ever Seen The Rain was written by John Fogerty in 1971 and is one of Creedence Clearwater Revival's best-known and most successful songs.
In this lesson we're going to be learning my arrangement of Have You Ever Seen The Rain for solo guitar. Whilst the song itself is very easy to play, this is a fingerstyle arrangement and that it makes things considerably harder.
Having said that, don't let the increased difficulty put you off. Once you do learn this arrangement it's really is great fun to play and with a little work you'll see that it's not so tough.
- Key - C major
- Tuning - standard
- Tempo - 116 bpm
- Difficulty - intermediate - advanced
Have You Ever Seen The Rain (Performance)
As you learn to play this fingerstyle arrangement of Have You Ever Seen The Rain, be sure to frequently return to the performance as a good reference point and guide.
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Have You Ever Seen The Rain Guitar Lesson (Intro/Verse)
In this first lesson we learn how to play the intro and the verse of Have You Ever Seen The Rain.
You may find certain parts a little tricky at times, so bear in mind that it's almost always possible to simplify things. For instance, you may struggle with the bass line in the verse, particularly on the C major chord. You could simplify it by just playing the root note continuously, this would make it a lot easier to play and it would still sound good.
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Chorus Lesson for Have You Ever Seen The Rain
Now let's take a look at the chorus section for Have You Ever Seen The Rain. There are certainly a few awkward parts to watch out for here. Firstly, the D shaped F major chord is tricky to grip for a lot of people, and you may find lining the melody up with the bass hard at times. As always, just take it slow and repeat as many times a you need to.
If you find yourself really struggling with this fingerstyle arrangement and you'd rather just strum/sing along, Justin Guitar's lesson is really easy to follow and very accurate. You can check it out here.
Structure of Have You Ever Seen The Rain
Intro, Verse, Chorus, Verse, Chorus x2
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