March 18

Beginning Guitar 101: Lesson #10: Leaving On A Jet Plane

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Let’s Do Another Chord Family

In this segment of Beginning Guitar 101 I will to demonstrate this chord family, the E, A, and B7. We'll use the song Leaving On A Jet Plane by John Denver. Play with me. You’re going to get some practice now. E, A, are the chords sounding better, clearer? And B7. Good. This song is Leaving on a Jet Plane. Most known by John Denver but it’s been done by several people. Peter, Paul, and Mary was one of them. It goes like this – “I’m leaving on a jet plane, don’t know when I’ll be back again, that’s the chord, Oh babe I hate to go.” Okay, let’s just go with that chords for now.


Simple Song Practice – Leaving On A Jet Plane

​My point again is to demonstrate this chord family, the E, A, and B7. Let me give you a song to practice along with. I’ll show you the verse before we end but let’s do that chord together. E, A, E, A, E, A, B7. Okay? It’s one strum down, down, up, down, up, down, up. Here we go, ready, go. “Leaving on a jet plane, don’t know when I’ll be back again. Oh babe I hate to go.” Okay? I’ll tell you the verse just in case you really do want to learn that song. You know how the melody goes.


Song Structure: Verse, Chorus, Verse, Chorus

​This song is completely verse, chorus, verse, chorus. “All my bags are packed I’m ready to go, standing here outside your door, I hate to go. I’m leaving…” same chords in the verse and the chorus okay? If you’d like, look up the words to the song on the internet. Maybe sometime I’ll find the words and put them in a PDF for you but it’s an easy thing to find.

Thanks, this has been fun. We’ll do it again. Next video.



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