Have You Ever Seen The Rain (Creedence Clearwater Revival) Guitar Lesson with TAB

Have You Ever Seen The Rain? TAB.
In this guitar lesson we look at how to combine the bass and guitar into just one acoustic guitar part, using TAB of course!


Have You Ever Seen The Rain | TAB


Using TAB, let’s look at how we can incorporate all the important bits of this seemingly simple tune into one acoustic guitar part.

Here’s the intro.

Have You Ever Seen The Rain TAB, Intro.

The first G chord is a nice touch as it takes us to Am, a chord we never play again!

I’ve then written F/C, although on the recording the bass plays F so F/C is just for the guitar. You could argue it should be one or the other when presented with lyrics, I reckon it should be an F when written using chords and lyrics.

For the C/G, we mute the 5th string, and the G gets a bass line incorporated, although it’s so high it doesn’t sound much like a bass.

The last two bars are just a C chord (chord I) with that characteristic bass line at the end.

This brings us to the verse which looks like this if you ask me!

Have You Ever Seen The Rain TAB, verse.

I like how the guitar drives here, using an almost endless stream of 8th notes. The hammer-on for the G bass is an attempt to include what the bass plays. Should you play with a bass player, don’t put this in!

Here’s the chorus, now we play a 1/4 note on beat 1.

Have You Ever Seen The Rain TAB, chorus.

That F/C is back, the descending bass line in bars 3 and 4 creates the chords CCsus2 because it’s easier to play this on string 4, we could have called the C/G an Am7/G.



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Have You Ever Seen The Rain | Chords + Lyrics

Have You Ever Seen The Rain chords.

You can learn how to play Have You Ever Seen The Rain by Creedence Clearwater Revival using, chords, lyrics, chord analysis, TAB, and the original recording.

C | C | C | C |
Someone told me long ago, there’s a calm before the storm…


Beginner Acoustic Course

This Have You Ever Seen The Rain guitar lesson is part of Spytunes Beginner Acoustic Guitar Course.

In the Beginner Acoustic Course, you’ll learn how to play nine complete tunes using in-depth video lessons, full TAB, and loops to practice along with.

Most importantly, we’ll develop 2nd guitar parts so you can play with me, the singer, and understand each song more deeply.



Five Similar Tunes | Chords + Lyrics

When you can play the TAB for Have You Ever Seen The Rain, try these five tunes from the songbook.

Creedence Clearwater Revival tunes

Creedence Clearwater Revival wrote Have You Ever Seen The Rain.

One of the best ways to create contrast in songs is to use opposite messages in the music and lyrics.

John Fogerty, the lead singer, and songwriter of Creedence Clearwater Revival is a master of this technique, perhaps the perfect example is Bad Moon Rising.



Creedence Clearwater Revival on the web

Listen to Creedence Clearwater Revival on Spotify.

About me | Dan Lundholm

Dan Lundholm wrote this guitar lesson and TAB for Have You Ever Seen The Rain.

This guitar lesson by Dan Lundholm features TAB and covers Have You Ever Seen The Rain. Discover more about him and how you can learn guitar with Spytunes.

Most importantly, find out why you should learn guitar through playing tunes, not practising scales, and studying theory in isolation.


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