This melody is very close to the way James Taylor sings it. It sounds simple when you are singing along with it, but the rhythm is quite complex. It has a lot of syncopation and tied notes. The best way to get this down is to listen a lot before playing. Listen to the original recording a lot. Sing a long with it. Use the looper to loop measures. Listen to them repeatedly and hum along. After you can hum or speak the rhythm, playing it will come much easier.Learn
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A Classic song from the great James Taylor
What skill level do you consider yourself to be at? With Tunefox, we meet you at your level with 3 different guitar tabs - Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. To learn the basic melody of this song (which is good for musicians at all levels), start with the beginner arrangement of Carolina in My Mind. Work your way up to the advanced version, where you’ll learn a more ‘professional’ solo for the song.
On Tunefox you’ll find numerous tools to help you learn this song. Use the "Speed Up" tool to easily build speed. The "Memory train" feature will hide notes everytime you go through the song so you can more effectively get off tab. You can also isolate, slow down and repeat problematic measures.
The Carolina in My Mind backing tracks that Tunefox offers are a great way for you to practice the arrangement you’ve learned and improvising over the chord changes. You can mix the tracks to meet your needs by changing the volume levels of the guitar, band, and metronome.
What to learn some variations on the melody of Carolina in My Mind? In each arrangement of this song you’ll find multiple licks that you can switch out to explore and discover new ways to play the song and learn about different styles along the way. Use the lick switcher by clicking on "Original Measure" above certain measures. To see a completely new arrangement of the song, click on "Shuffle Licks" in the bottom right corner of the page.
Members can export their arrangements into PDF, allowing them to print and bring them to their next jam session.
Carolina in My Mind lyrics
In my mind I'm gone to Carolina Can't you see the sunshine? Can't you just feel the moonshine? Ain't it just like a friend of mine To hit me from behind? Yes, I'm gone to Carolina in my mind Karin, she's a silver sun You best walk her way and watch it shine<.../br> Gone to Carolina in my mind There ain't no doubt in no ones mind That love's the finest thing around Whisper something soft and kind And hey babe, the sky's on fire I'm dying, ain't I? Gone to Carolina in my mind In my mind I'm gone to Carolina Can't you see the sunshine? Can't you just feel the moonshine? Ain't it just like a friend of mine To hit me from behind? Yes, I'm gone to Carolina in my mind Dark and silent, late last night I think I might have heard the highway call And geese in flight and dogs that bite The signs that might be omens say I'm goin', I'm goin' I'm gone to Carolina in my mind With a holy host of others standin' around me Still I'm on the dark side of the moon And it seems like it goes on like this forever You must forgive me, if I'm up and gone to Carolina in my mind In my mind I'm goin' to Carolina Can't you see the sunshine? Can't you just feel the moonshine? Ain't is just like a friend of mine To hit me from behind Yes, I'm gone to Carolina in my mind Gone to Carolina in my mind And I'm goin' to Carolina in my mind Gone to Carolina in my mind Gone, I'm gone, I'm gone Say nice things about me 'cause I'm gone South now Carry on without me, I'm gone