I will be using the acoustic guitar version of the song that he performed on the BBC radio show. A video of that is very easy to find online. We will be using standard tuning.
On the original recording, there are a lots of guitar layers, bass lines and keys for the instrumentation. Ed Sheehan did a great job of turning all of that into a stripped down acoustic performance.
There aren't many chords in this one since just about every section of the song uses the same chords, just in a different order. There are also no bar chords as well.
The real challenge of the song is the strumming patterns. I will break these patterns down in-depth so that you will know how to practice them. It is great that the chords are so simple because that will allow you to focus on the strumming.
I hope you guys enjoy learning this great tune by Ed Sheeran!
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