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Fingerstyle Guitar TAB > California Dreamin' - Free Fingerstyle Guitar TAB & Video Tutorial Series

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California Dreamin' - Free Fingerstyle Guitar TAB & Video Tutorial Series

My fingerstyle guitar arrangement of "California Dreaming" by The Mamas and The Papas. This guitar tab is free and I have also made a series of free guitar tutorial videos on how to play this song, link is below. Also the link to download the TAB .PDF file is below.


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Click here for the 4-part tutorial series on how to play this song.

The tab below includes 2 versions, one a 4-Page hand-written version that includes right and left hand fingerings, and the second version is printed out and is 5 pages. They are both the same, it's just one is easier to read. Use whichever you like best.

Click here to download the TAB .PDF file.

"California Dreamin'" is a song written by John Phillips and Michelle Phillips and first recorded by The Mamas & the Papas, released as a single in 1965. The song is #89 in Rolling Stone‍‍ '​‍s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The lyrics of the song express the narrator's longing for the warmth of Los Angeles during a cold winter.

The song became a signpost of the arrival of the nascent counterculture era.

"California Dreamin' " was certified as a Gold Record (single) by the RIAA in June 1966 and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001.

The Mamas & the Papas was an American folk rock vocal group that recorded and performed from 1965 to 1968, reuniting briefly in 1971. They released five studio albums and seventeen singles, six of which made the top ten and sold close to 40 million records worldwide. The group was composed of John Phillips (19352001), Denny Doherty (19402007), Cass Elliot (19411974), and Michelle Phillips (b. 1944). Their sound was based on vocal harmonies arranged by John Phillips, the songwriter, musician, and leader of the group who adapted folk to the new beat style of the early sixties.