How to play Say Yes by Elliott Smith (Acoustic Guitar Lesson SB-120)

Guitar Lesson Tutorial: Say Yes-Elliott Smith
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In this guitar lessons we’re going to check out how to play Say by Elliott Smith. Skip to 1:44 for the lesson cos I put a partial cover at the start!

This song is from The Justinguitar Acoustic Songbook which contains 50 songs for progressing guitar players into playing acoustic guitar. More info:

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  1. Your strumming pattern sounds a bit different than elliot's. It sounds to my ears like your throwin in an extra strum. But what do i know ive been playing for 2 years. But been an elliot fan forever. The last time you play after the weird chords with "crooked spin" after that section you come back and it sounds right

  2. Thanks for this. I’ll be performing this song (singing and playing) on Sept 7 in Long Beach, California as part of a collective collaboration of local musicians who are performing the entire album. This video really helped me out! I appreciate your approach that seems both accessible to beginners and offers theory context to more formally trained musicians. I look forward to checking out your other videos now!

  3. Shit!!! Beautiful!

  4. this dude looks like young norm macdonald anyone else?

  5. Karl Heavybreizhad

    Thanks a lot, Justin! Great choice, this is such a great song

  6. Dude you sing really well, like I know how hard those high note in that song are but that was a nice cover and also awesome lesson.

  7. You should definitely do Elliott's "Coming up Roses"!

  8. The parental advisory warning at the start has a real charm to it

  9. Steve Harvey Oswald

    always gotta make things harder for me, englishman.

  10. Can you teach "Low Flying Jets"?

  11. you gotta love this man ( :

  12. You have a nice voice 🙂

  13. Totally wrong vocals no offence. Leave it to Elliott…

  14. What is the difference in tuning down vs. putting the capo on the second fret?

  15. thank you <3

  16. Why do all the best songs have some funky tuning. It's all too much maths for my ape brain.

  17. you are amazing man…

  18. Any intention to do Waltz #2 or Miss Misery, Justin?

  19. I am just starting to learn and I would love if you could do a lesson for Elliott Smith's 2:45 am

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