In this I'll Stand By You guitar lesson video, I will show you how to play all of the guitar chords for this beautiful song by the Pretenders.
The tuning is standard tuning, E A D G B E.
For this acoustic guitar arrangement, you will need to be able to transition between open position chords and barre chords fluently. If you are able to do that already, it won't take you long to get this great song under your fingers.
I will take you through each section of the song in the order that each appears on the original recording.
The way this song is laid out, is that there is the intro, first verse, pre-chorus and chorus sections that are in the key of D major. After that first chorus, we go back into the same chord progressions for the verse and pre-chorus, however, they are now play a whole-step lower in the key of C major.
Then for the second chorus we move back to the key of D major and stay there for the rest of the song.
I hope you guys enjoy learning this amazing song from the Pretenders.
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