In this video guitar lesson, I will show you a nice acoustic guitar arrangement of the great Elton John song "Your Song".
This Your Song guitar lesson will show you how to play all of the chords in a nice and easy to follow manner.
One thing I mention in the video lesson is that in order to play along with the original recording, you can just play the same chords that I will show you in this lesson with a capo at the 1st fret. After that, all of the chords will then be played as if the capo was the zero fret. You will then be in the original key. For the lesson I will teach it is standard tuning in open position with no capo which will be a half-step lower in pitch than the original recording.
Since the chords were originally written on the piano, it makes for a nice chord workout for us guitar players. There are a lot moving bass lines and chord inversions that you won't see in a typical guitar song.
We will basically have 3 parts to memorize. First, is the intro followed by the verse and chorus.
Even for the intro you can get a nice re-production of the piano melody pretty easily on the guitar.
When attempting to play the verse and chorus chords you will want to focus on the bass line. Those bass lines moves around creating a haunting musical statement that works out great on the guitar.
If you can play bar chords you probably won't have much of a problem learning all of the chords found within "Your Song". If you can play bar chords but have problems moving from one to the other, learning this guitar arrangement of "Your Song" will not only give you a great song under your fingers, but it will also make for a great exercise to develop smooth bar chord changes.
Have fun with this one, it is truly a beautiful song!
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Your Song Guitar Lesson - Elton John