Fragile Guitar Lesson – Sting

I don't really need to say this but I will anyway, Sting is an absolutely mind blowingly talented musician. Besides being an extraordinary bass player, vocalist and song writer, he is also very adapt at finger style guitar and even lute!

His beautiful song "Fragile" from his second studio album Nothing Like The Sun, demonstrates this fact in every way. The guitar parts Sting plays in "Fragile" are fingerstyle on a nylon string guitar and contain lots of cool cool melodies harmonized in 6ths with the harmony being added beneath it as well. There is also a very cool solo played by Sting as well.

In this Fragile guitar lesson video, I will demonstrate all of these sections of the song note-for-note in a very in-depth manner.

This first video guitar lesson will cover the two main chord progressions Sting plays during "Fragile". Basically, we will have a verse and chorus chord progression to cover.

These chord progressions can be quite challenging to play, so you will want to make sure you focus on the fingerings to make them as easy as possible. Just imagine though, Sting is actually singing while playing all of these chords!

In the second video lesson I will cover Sting's extended guitar solo. It is full of beautiful guitar lines that complement the underlying harmony very well, as you would expect.

So I hope you guys enjoy learning this absolute masterpiece by the incredible Sting.


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Fragile Guitar Lesson Pt.1 - Chords

Fragile Guitar Lesson Pt.2 - Solo


  1. GEORG on July 8, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    Great lesson. Thanks also for fields of gold.

  2. Alejandro Sanchez on December 10, 2015 at 11:37 am

    Cool Song and very good lesson Carl!

  3. Mike OKeefe on March 13, 2017 at 2:45 am

    I have more respect for Sting that most anyone. Fragile is fun to play and never gets old. This finger style is a powerful tool to have and the song is a wonderful example of this. As always, thanks Carl.

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