Count on Me – Bruno Mars – (No Capo) Beginner Guitar Tutorial

by IanM on November 29, 2011

An easy beginner guitar tutorial to help you learn the song Count on Me by Bruno Mars on guitar fast with easy chords options, 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:
  • C x2 (Remember, sound like Elvis!)
VERSE:
  • C Em Am G F
  • C Em Am G F
PRE- CHORUS:
  • Dm Em F G
CHORUS:
  • C Em Am G F
  • C Em Am G F
  • C Em (Beginning of Ooo Ooo part)
  • Am G (Ooo Ooo still going)
  • F G (–Yeah yeah yeah)
BRIDGE:
  • Dm Em Am G
  • Dm Em F G
LAST CHORUS:
  • C Em Am G F
  • C Em Am G F
  • C Em (Beginning of Ooo Ooo part)
  • Am G (Ooo Ooo jumps to last line instead of Yeah Yeah Yeah)
  • F C (Last line: You can count on me cos I can count on you)
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:

Replace F Major with F7 if F Major is too difficult to play. The original key of the song is C# so capo the 1st fret and use the chords below if you want to play in the same key as the original song.

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CHORDS USED (6): C G Am Em Dm F

  • Tutorial Song Key: C
  • Original Song Key: C# (Capo 1st fret)
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STRUMMING PATTERN

Down Strokes Only:
  • down DOWN down DOWN
Up and Down Strokes:
  • down (down up) down (down up) OR
  • (down up)(DOWN up)(down up)(DOWN up) <–Recommended
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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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