This beautiful song was released in 1993 on Sting's album Ten Summoner's Tales and quickly became a fan favorite.
In this Fields of Gold guitar lesson, I will show you all of the synth chords arranged for guitar and also take you note-for-note through the guitar solo.
The chords to "Fields of Gold" can be played rather easily. It works great on a standard tuned guitar. There are some bar chords to contend with, so if you have trouble with bar chords, make sure you check out my bar chords lessons to make sure you are practicing them the proper way.
The very beginning of the song uses a short vamp on a B min7 chord, but the real chord progressions begin when the vocals start.
It is hard to pin down a section of "Fields of Gold" as a verse or chorus or whatever. The main chord progression pretty much covers both simultaneously. Pay close attention to the ending of the main chord progression. Sting plays this same chord progression with two different endings. He simply goes back and forth between each ending every time he plays this chord progression until the guitar solo hits.
The guitar solo is a nice and easy melody that pretty much follows the vocal line. You can create a really musical solo in this way. If you pay attention, you can find this technique of creating a solo based around the main vocal melody quite often in tons of popular music from The Beatles to Nirvana. It is always a highly effective tool!
So have fun following along with all the synth chords on the guitar. It is great when a classic track that wasn't originally recorded on the guitar can work so well with just some simple chord forms. 🙂
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