I Want to Know What Love Is Guitar Lesson – Foreigner

In this I Want to Know What Love Is guitar lesson video, I will show you how to play all of the chords to this massive hit ballad by Foreigner.

The tuning for this acoustic guitar arrangement is Eb standard tuning to make it the most playable on the guitar without having to use a bunch of barre chords. That tuning is, starting from the 6th string, Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb.

Essentially, we have three different chord progressions in "I Want to Know What Love Is". There is the verse, pre-chorus and chorus sections.

The intro is a variation of the verse progression, and the very first time you hear the verse it is played slightly different than the remaining verse sections. I will cover all of those variations.

Since this is mostly a synth based song, all of this is just my arrangement of the song on the guitar. I think I found a good middle ground that makes is pretty easy to play, while still remaining close to the original track with the chord voicings.

Have fun with this one! Carl...

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I Want to Know What Love Is Guitar Lesson - Foreigner


  1. Frank on August 4, 2021 at 6:09 pm

    Great song carl, you sang it well. One of the greatest bands of the 70’s and 80″s. Hoping to see more of them in the future on your play list

  2. Roman Hernandez on August 17, 2021 at 11:24 am

    Thank you so much Carl for doing Foreigner, I love Foreigner, so whenever you can could you please do more songs by them, I would really love it

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