This guitar lesson has 6 chapters. The Performance shows you what Rob wants to have you learn in the lesson. The Overview tells you what you need to know about the chords, the feel, and the history of the song. Rob also shows you the simple chords for the song. In the Intro Rob shows you two different Strum Patterns, one with the “Strumpet” and one without. This is a 20-minute chapter that is loaded with very important stuff that you’ll want to pay close attention to. Next comes the Verse where you learn how to play both of the rhythms from the last chapter to this part of the song. In the Chorus chapter In the Slow Practice you get to put it all together as Rob plays the piece over and over, nice and slow. In a very important Bonus Chapter Rob demonstrates “Melody Strumming” where you play a melody while keeping your groove going. This is a tricky technique but very well worth learning. It also will make you sound much better on this relatively easy song because that great guitar riff that Fogerty plays is such an integral part of the whole thing.
Have You Ever Seen the Rain
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|"Have You Ever Seen The Rain?"|
Creedence Clearwater Revival
|from the album Pendulum|
|Format||7" 45 RPM|
Creedence Clearwater Revival singles chronology
"Have You Ever Seen the Rain?," by Creedence Clearwater Revival, was written by John Fogerty.
Although there has been much speculation about the meaning of the song, the actual inspiration came from rising tension within the band and the imminent departure of Fogerty's brother Tom.
"Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" was released in 1970 on the album Pendulum and as a single with "Hey Tonight" as the B-side. The song peaked at #8 on the charts of the Billboard Hot 100 in 1971, and on Cash Box the single peaked at #3. A live version was also recorded in 2005. It has been used often in the media, in episodes of TV series, films, and a commercial.
Other artists that covered "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" after Creedence Clearwater Revival:
- Boney M.
- Bonnie Tyler (Spain #8, IE #13, France #40, UK #47, Germany #63)
- Cassandra Wilson
- Dancing Mood with Vicentico
- Dr. Sin
- Emmerson Nogueira
- Gabe Garcia (as a contestant on Nashville Star)
- Heroes del Silencio
- Joan Jett (included on all her compilation albums)
- Sass Jordan
- Melanie Safka
- The Minutemen
- R.E.M. (covered live and opened with the song live at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater when it rained heavily during the opening act and throughout the concert)
- Rod Stewart (in 2006 and released in the cover album Still the Same... Great Rock Classics of Our Time)
- Spin Doctors (recorded for the soundtrack of the film Philadelphia)
- Teenage Fanclub
- The Fray
- The Jeevas
- The Ramones
- The Ventures
- Reginaldo Rossi
- Rise Against
- JuJu Stulbach of The Mosquitos (featured in the General Electric commercial "Clouds")
- The Low Life
- Justice Friends
- Whiskey Therapy.