For today's guitar lesson we will take a look at "Time In A Bottle" by Jim Croce.
Originally released in 1972 but then re-issued as a single after his tragic death in a plane crash in 1973, "Time In A Bottle" went on to become a No.1 hit.
In this Time In A Bottle guitar lesson I will show you the complete song in it's entirety minus the lead guitar part that is played along with the rhythm guitar parts taught in this lesson.
What I wanted to teach in this lesson is basically Jim Croce's parts, or the ones he would play live.
The entire song is fingerpicked and can be quite intricate. However, if you follow along with the lesson slowly, you will notice fingerpicking patterns start to emerge. I will point them out when we get to them.
Memorizing these patterns will speed up the amount of time it will take you to memorize Time In A Bottle drastically.
As with most songs, I suggest you play everything at a slow to moderate tempo before raising it up to full speed. This will insure that you play all of those intricate fingerpicking passages cleanly.
OK.. Good Luck!!
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