Set Fire To The Rain – Adele – (No Capo) Beginner Guitar Tutorial

by IanM on November 22, 2011

An easy beginner guitar tutorial to help you learn the song Set Fire To The Rain 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:
  • Em G D C
VERSE 1:
  • Em G D C x4
REFRAIN:
  • C Em (–But there’s…)
  • C Em (–All the things…)
  • C D (–All the games…win)
CHORUS 1:
  • Em D C
  • Em D (–your name, your nameee)
VERSE 2:
  • Em G D C x2

[REFRAIN]

CHORUS 2:
  • Em D C (–But I set…)
  • Em D (–your name, your nameee)
  • Em D C (–I set…)
  • Em D (–last time, the last timee)
BRIDGE: (Straight in from Chorus 2)
  • Em G D C (–Sometimes I… even)
  • Em G D C (–now when… over…looking for you)

[CHORUS] (FINAL) (Same as Chorus 2)

OUTRO:
  • Em D (–Ohhh, ohh noo, let it)
  • Am C (–burn… Ohhh, let it)
  • Em D (–burnnn, let it burnnn, let it)
  • Am C (–burnnnn, let it burnnnn)
  • Em (–nnn)
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 F so capo the 10th 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 (5): G D Em C Am

  • Tutorial Song Key: G
  • Original Song Key: F
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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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Dale Jackson January 31, 2013 at 7:35 pm

We dance our correographed Argentine Tango to Adele’s Set Fire To the Rain and everybody loves it. Thanks to you I am learning the guitar and now I will be able to play and we can sing set Fire to the Rain. Thank you again

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