Someone Like You – Adele – (No Capo) Beginner Guitar Tutorial

by IanM on November 22, 2011

An easy beginner guitar tutorial to help you learn the song Someone Like You by Adele on guitar fast with easy chords options, easy strumming, no complicated theory and without a capo (if you don’t have one or don’t want to use one). Learn how to play and sing this song in 2 easy steps.

STEP 1: WATCH THE GUITAR TUTORIAL

Click here to watch the video on YouTube

STEP 2: REFER TO TUTORIAL NOTES

INTRO:
  • G D Em C
VERSE 1:
  • G D Em C
  • G D Em C
  • G D Em C
BRIDGE: 
  • D Em C
  • D Em C
CHORUS:
  • G D Em C
  • G D Em C
  • G D Em C
  • G D Em C
  • G D Em C (Drag the last C out until you start the next verse)

[VERSE 2] [BRIDGE] + [CHORUS]

BREAK:
  • D Em C (–Nothing compares… Regrets and…Who would have known how, bitter)
  • Am C (–sweet, this would taste)

[CHORUS] (FINAL) 

(For the final chorus, repeat the last line a few times then end on G)

Click Here for Chords & Lyrics on Ultimate-Guitar.com
Note: Chords on Ultimate Guitar may be different from the tutorial above due to being in a different key or because the author has simply used different chords from my version. Use the transposing tool available on their site to transpose chords to the key you wish to play in.
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BEGINNER TIPS:

The original key of the song is A so capo the 2nd fret and use the chords in the tutorial if you want to play in the same key as the original song.

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CHORDS USED (6): G D Em C Am Bm

  • Tutorial Song Key: G
  • Original Song Key: A (Capo 2nd fret)
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STRUMMING PATTERN

Down Strokes Only:
  • down down DOWN down down down DOWN down
Up and Down Strokes:
  • down down DOWN (down up) down down DOWN (down up)
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Help Me Dude – I’m a COMPLETE beginner and still need help

  1. Check out the Free Beginner Guitar Course and Lessons  on the site to see if they help
  2. Send me an email through the contact form here and I’ll do my best to help answer your question (silly questions allowed).

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    { 8 comments… read them below or add one }

    Guille April 24, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Hey, These lessons r very good. Im a complete beginner and this is my first song ever. Could u please upload a video with the full song played continuosly?? Thx from Argentina!

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    kate August 21, 2012 at 3:18 am

    I like your tutorials :) they really help me alot! thanks!

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    alice.lis December 7, 2012 at 8:24 am

    i like your totorials also :D

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    laura December 16, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    heya im a beginner and it would be really handy if at the end/beginning of your videos u could play the song continuouslyt through so its easier to hear what its sposed to sound like :) these lessons are really good though!! Finding them really useful thanks!!

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    jayvee January 22, 2013 at 2:03 am

    hey, i am a complete beginner and i totally loved your tutorial… you are a god! thank you very much!

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    thalib April 2, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    please sing this continuously want to practice with u ur doing a great job god bless u

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    Blife May 27, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    really good site to visit !
    thanks alot

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    lem batugan December 13, 2013 at 3:00 am

    We need more people like you who have the talent and skill that willingly share them with other people not wanting anything in return but to enjoy and learn the way guitar should be played. I would say this, with all the guitar tutorial that I have tried….this is the very best…very useful, very helpful and fun….it does make my heart singing and my string ringing. Thank you!

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