Watch the The JT Hammer online guitar lesson by Rich Maloof from 50 Acoustic Guitar Licks You MUST Know

The glistening sound of James Taylor's acoustic is largely built around the hammers and pulls he uses over first-position suspended chords. But there's more to playing the definitive JT style than you might think. His syncopation is often counterintuitive, and every note in a phrase like this one is played with precision and deliberate dynamics. Don't underestimate Little Baby James.

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