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Guitar Tablature: "It's Raining, It's Pouring"

Learning how to play "It's Raining, It's Pouring" on guitar will give you a chance to practice and demonstrate your major 7th chords. This song is a jazzed-up version of the old nursery rhyme “It’s Raining, It’s Pouring,” also known as the childhood taunt “Billy Is a Sissy” (or whichever personal childhood nemesis you plug in to the title). The major 7th chords that you play in this song sound jazzy and give any song a modern sound. Use all downstrokes on the strums.

To play “It’s Raining, It’s Pouring,” you need to know how to play Amaj7 and Dmaj7 chords and how to sing in a really whiny, annoying voice.

Remember that the Dm7 uses a two-string barre — that is, you press down two strings with a single finger (the first finger, in this case) at the first fret. Angling your finger slightly or rotating it on its side may help you fret those notes firmly and eliminate any buzzes as you play the chord.

It's Raining, It's Pouring
It's Raining, It's Pouring

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