"Leaving on a Jet Plane" by John Denver

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Here is a quick and easy version of the song “Leaving on a Jet Plane” by John Denver. This is a great one if you need a nice-sounding cover song in a hurry. There are only three chords in the entire song, and you can get away with only one strumming pattern.

Chelsea and I will show you the chords, main chord progression, and a basic strumming pattern if you want to keep things simple. If you want to dress things up a bit, we will also show you an alternative strumming pattern and some fingerpicking patterns. There is even a simple chord chart of the main progression for you to print out.

The song is in the key of G major, and the tempo is 121bpm. Once you get this song down, feel free to post a video of yourself playing along to the original recording.

If you have a more challenging song that you need help with, you can book a private video lesson with me here on the site. The first one is complimentary, so there is no risk.

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