John Denver is one of the greatest singers of all times. Also a good guitar player. If you want to know how do you play leaving on a jet plane. Then take a look at this guitar lesson I put together.
If you are wondering how do you play leaving on a jet plane? You are in the right place to learn how do you play leaving on a jet plane? Here is what I will show you in this guitar lesson.
- How Do You Play Leaving on a Jet plane Chords
- John Denver Chords and Lyrics
- Leaving on a Jet Plane Strumming
- Chord Progression to leaving on a Jet Plane
- Bonus 1 – Leaving on a Jet Plane Chords PDF
- Bonus 2 – Leaving on a Jet Plain Video Tutorial
After looking at the 5 parts of this guitar lesson that I’m going to teach you. If you think this would be fun to learn. Then grab your guitar and lets get to it.
How do You Play Leaving on a Jet Plane
First lets start with what chords are in the song. I’ll show you the finger positions of the chords using chord diagrams. If you need to know how to read a chord diagram take a look at this quick resource: How to read chord charts.
The chords in the song are G D and C . Three easy chords! Here is the chord diagrams for them.
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3 Ways to Play the G open Chord
There are many ways to play the G Major chord. And here is 3 easy ways. It is all in your preference on how you want to play the G chord. But all three are correct. Try each one and what ever is most comfortable for you to play. Then go for it! Here are the G Chord finger positions.
- Place Your first finger at the second fret of the A string. Which is the 5th string.
- Put your second finger at the third fret on the E string. The 6th string.
- Your Third Finger is at the third fret. On the B string.
- Then place your pinkie on the third fret of the high E string. The 1st string.
- When strumming the G chord you can play all the strings.
Second way to play the G chord
- Second finger on the 5th string, at the second fret.
- Third finger on the 6th string, at the third fret.
- Pinkie on the high E string, 1st string, at the third fret.
- Strum all the strings.
That’s How I play the G chord and it is just easy for me.
Third way to play the G chord (finger position)
- First finger on the 5th string, at the second fret.
- Second finger on the 6th string, at the third fret.
- Third finger on the high E string, 1st string, at the third fret.
- Strum all the strings.
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How to Play the D Open Chord
- Place your finger on the 3rd string. The G string. At the second fret.
- Put your second finger on the 1st string. (E string). Also on the second fret.
- Then your third finger is on the 2nd string. (B string). On the third fret.
- Strum from the 4th string down. Don’t play the 5th or 6th string.
How to Play the C Chord
- Place your first finger on the B string, at the first fret. (2nd string).
- Your second finger is on the D string. 4th string, at the second fret.
- Then your third finger is on the 5th string. At the third fret. Which is the A string.
- When Strumming the C chord. You can strum all the strings.
Now that you know what chords and how to play them. Next we need to cover the strumming pattern.
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Leaving on a Jet Plane Chords and Strumming
The chords in the song are G C and D. Here is how to strum these chords. : D D U U D or Down Down Up Up Down Up. This is a really easy strumming pattern. Be fore you continue try strumming the chords. Need help with Transitioning between chords? Look at this Complete Guitar Course. Don’t miss the Sale Price.
When you get to the D chord in the chorus. The chord progression you are going to strum is: D D D U U D D U. Down Down Up Up Down Down Up.
Chord Progression to Leaving on a Jet Plane
The chords in the verse goes like this: G C G C G G D. ( 3 X ). You do that three times then the courses is: G C G G D D. Look at the chord chart.
I’m Leaving on a Jet Plane Chords
Leaving on a Jet Plane Lyrics
All my bags are paced I'm ready to go I'm standing here outside your door I hate to wake you up to say goodbye But the dawn is breaking It's rearly morn The taxi's waiting He's blowing it's horn Already I'm so lonesome I could Die So Kiss me and smile for me Tell me that you'l wait for me Hold me Like you'll never let me go Cause I'm leaving on a jet plane Don't know when I'll be back again Oh Babe,I hate to go There's so many times Iv'e let you down So many times I've Played around I'll tell you now they don't mean a thing Every place I'll go, I'll think of you Every song I sing, I'll sing for you When I come back, I'll bring your wedding ring So Kiss me and smile for me Tell me that you'l wait for me Hold me Like you'll never let me go Cause I'm leaving on a jet plane Don't know when I'll be back again Oh Babe,I hate to go Now the time has come to leave you One more time Let me kiss you en Then close your eyes And I'll be on my way Dream about the days to come When I won't have to leave alone About the times, I won't have to say So Kiss me and smile for me Tell me that you'l wait for me Hold me Like you'll never let me go Cause I'm leaving on a jet plane Don't know when I'll be back again Oh Babe,I hate to go But I'm leaving on a jet plane Don't know when I'll be back again Oh Babe, I hate to go Source
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What Key is Leaving on a Jet Plane in?
This is one of John Denver’s great songs. He has many. Usually the one chord is what key the song is in. In this song the one chord is G. The song leaving on a jet plane is in the Key of G. It is a 1 4 5 , chord progression. Get a list of the different keys, and the chords Here.
Leaving on a Jet Plane Chords PDF
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