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The Police – Every Breath You Take Video Guitar Lesson

FavoriteLoadingBookmark this Lesson. In this free video guitar lesson you will learn how to play "Every Breaeth You Take" by the Police in it's entirety.

Besides being a HUGE smash hit, it also uses mostly add 9 chord voicings on the guitar which helps the song get it's haunting and open sound.

If you follow the fingerings I use in the video you will see how Andy Summers manages those difficult add 9 streches by the movement of his index finger in the middle of the picking pattern.

This "Every Breath You Take" guitar lesson will give you a great chord workout and in addition is a good study in controlling string dynamics with palm muting.

Hope you guys enjoy this one! Cheers! Carl..

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Every Breath You Take - Complete Song Guitar Lesson


  1. Joel on May 31, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    Hi, Carl. This is one of my favorite songs. But it seems to be one of those songs that requires big hands/long fingers to play. Is there an alternate fingering pattern that can be used for us small-handed blokes? Is so, what are they? Or is the small hand excuse just that, an excuse?

    • Carl Brown on May 31, 2016 at 7:55 pm

      How are you positioning your thumb behind the fretboard? Make sure it is around the middle of the neck or maybe even slightly lower than that.

      That will help your fingers spread out easier and reach those notes. Andy Summers isn’t a guy with very long fingers either. But he has really good positioning and playing form so that allows him to comfortably play those extended chords shapes. 🙂

  2. Matt Barber on April 4, 2018 at 5:38 am

    Hey Carl, do you have any tablature for this song to go with the video?

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