Fans can learn how to play James Taylor's songs on a video gallery on his website.

Taylor himself certainly sounds like he could do it in his sleep, but the skill required to play his songs properly on guitar is not easily won.

To help fans - and indeed prospective fans - along, the ever helpful gentleman of soft rock has a set of videos on his website which take the guitar apprentice through his classics.

Here individual videos detail the wherewithal to astound your friends with versions of Carolina In My Mind, Little Wheel, Fire and Rain, Enough To Be On Your Way, Country Road and Secret O' Life. A separate video in the set of seven takes the student through the business of his guitar tunings. See

Taylor plays Dublin's O2 on September 23 and Belfast's Waterfront on September 24.