Posted by: Glenelg Guitar Studio | February 6, 2017

Tapestry of life

When I did ‘Tapestry’ with Carole King, the record was spare and simple, like a demo. If someone had told me to go back and put horns on it, it would’ve been all wrong. If you’re enthusiastic enough to sign an artist, let them do what got you enthusiastic. Lou Adler  Record Producer.

If you have never heard of Carole King or the Tapestry album I strongly suggest that you have a look at her website   particularly her biography. Her life has been a Tapestry of different challenges, causes and successes. Her Tapestry album was an amazing hit, selling more than 25 million copies world wide and that was in the days of vinyl. It’s certainly an interesting read detailing the long and varied career of this female singer/songwriter.

The song “You’ve got a friend” was also recorded by her friend James Taylor and this is the version that I like best for guitar. It is a piece suitable for grade 2 students , either finger picking or strumming and is well worth mastering. Check out the videos below and maybe listen to the Tapestry album.

As usual, if you are interested in learning this piece talk to me at your next lesson.

Cheers
Leigh


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