Can't Find My Way Home by Stevie Winwood - Fireside Version | acoustic
An acoustic guitar lesson on how to play “Can't Find My Way Home” by Stevie Winwood. This lesson is on the solo version where he's playing it by a fireplace.
Where as the original Blind Faith version was in drop D this version is in drop C tuning. A lot of older guys will drop the tuning down to help their voice out with the high notes. I'm sure this is the case with this version, but playing in drop C sounds amazing as the guitar is much richer and fuller sounding.
I really like this version of the song, it's very honest and it really let's you see how talented Stevie Winwood is and what a great voice he has. There's a reason he was asked to join the Spencer Davis group when he was just 15 years old!
That band had 3 big hits that featured him including, "Keep On Runnin'", "Gimme Some Lovin'" and "I'm a Man". He left the band when he was 19 and went on to form Traffic, and later, Blind Faith. He had a very successful solo career in the eighties with the albums "Arc Of a Diver" and "Back In the High Life."
There is quite a bit of tricky strumming in this one as you're kind of playing a counter melody picking out a lot of individual notes from the chords. For more advanced players this will be no problem but for newer guys you can always just strum the chords and it will still sound great.
This is a great version to play if you're solo.
I had a lot of fun learning this and making the video. I hope you get something out of the lesson and enjoy playing this great old tune. Cheers
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