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Note about capo and tuning
To play this song in standard tuning with no capo, you’ll need many difficult barre chords (shown below). You can make the song easier in two ways:
- Use a capo on the 4th fret
- Tune all your guitar strings down 1/2 step
Most of what I show in this lesson is for the capo 4th fret approach, though I’ll explain the no-capo-standard-tuning version too.
E ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– B ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– G ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– D ––––––––––––––––––2–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––2–––––––––––4–––– A ––2–––––––––––2–––3–––––––––––2–––2–––––––––––2–––3–––––––––––5–––– E ––0–––––––––––3–––––––––––––––3–––0–––––––––––3–––––––––––––––––––– Em G C G Em G C D 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
No capo (standard tuning)
E ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– B ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– G ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– D –––––––––––––––––(9)–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––(9)–––––––––11–––– A ––6–––––––––––9–––11––––––––––9–––6–––––––––––9–––11––––––––––––13– E ––4–––––––––––7–––0–––––––––––7–––4–––––––––––7–––0–––––––––––––––– G#m B E B G#m B E F# 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + E ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– B ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– G ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– D –––––––––––––––––(9)–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––(9)––––––––––4–––– A ––6–––––––––––9–––11––––––––––9–––6–––––––––––9–––11––––––––––4–––– E ––4–––––––––––7–––0–––––––––––7–––4–––––––––––7–––0–––––––––––2–––– G#m B E B G#m B E F# 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
Verse chord timing
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 Em . . G C . . D Em . . G C . Am .
No capo (standard tuning)
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 G#m B E F# G#m B E C#m
I like to do this three times:
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + D D D U U D D U D U
Followed by this one once:
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + D D D U U U U D U
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