Naked as we Came Fingerstyle Guitar Lesson

Naked as We Came by Iron & Wine (Guitar Lesson)

Naked as We Came was written by American singer-songwriter Samuel Beam, more commonly known as Iron & Wine. The song is taken from his studio album 'Our Endless Numbered Days' which was released in 2004. This song isn't too difficult to play and thankfully is only made up of two parts - a verse and a chorus. This is a great one to learn if you're still reasonably new to fingerpicking as there are no difficult barre chords to deal with and the righthand fingerpicking pattern is the same throughout the whole song.

Before you start to learn this song, make sure that you've down tuned your low E string to D and that you have put the capo on the second fret.

Alright, let's pick up our guitars and learn how to play Naked as We Came!

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Naked as We Came Guitar Lesson

Really take your time when you first start learning this song. It's quite demanding on the thumb so you really want to go slow and make sure that you're playing all the strings in the correct order. Once you start feeling as though you're beginning to get it down, gradually start to bring up the tempo.

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Let me know what you thought of the lesson in the comments section below. Say what you found hard/easy, what level you're at and what your fingerpicking goals are. 

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  1. John left a comment on 31st October 2018 at 3:03 am

    These are really great man! Thank you. I’ve learned this one and dust in the wind so far

    • Six String Fingerpicking left a comment on 31st October 2018 at 2:55 pm

      Thanks a lot John, really glad you like them. 2 down, only 58 more to go!

      • John left a comment on 31st October 2018 at 7:13 pm

        You’re a very good teacher. I am so new to guitar (started mid september) and your methodical approach has helped a lot. Can’t wait to learn more! Def gonna slowly work through the list. The Pink Floyd song is next!!

        • Six String Fingerpicking left a comment on 31st October 2018 at 8:22 pm

          Thank you very much, sounds like you’re doing well considering you started in September. Good effort!

          The songs really do start to get pretty tricky and what’s great is that there’s always something new to learn in each one.

          Keep it up!

  2. Kt left a comment on 17th March 2019 at 12:53 pm


    Really loving this site, I wanted to put in a request…… I’m a big Leonard Cohen fan and would like to learn The Stranger Song. Is this something you may consider?

    • Six String Fingerpicking left a comment on 21st March 2019 at 10:11 am

      Thanks for the requests, I’ll definitely consider it!

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