It Will Rain – Bruno Mars – (No Capo) Beginner Guitar Tutorial

by IanM on November 29, 2011

An easy beginner guitar tutorial to help you learn the song It Will Rain by Bruno Mars (Twilight Breaking Dawn soundtrack) 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.


Click here to watch the video on YouTube


  • C Em x2
  • C Em C Em
  • Dm Am Dm G
  • C Em C Em (–Theres no religion..)
  • Dm Am Dm G (–Keep in mind…)
  • F G Em Am-G
  • F G Em Am-G
  • F G E7 Am Dm G
  • C Em (Ooo Ooo part starts here!)
  • C Em



  • F Em (–Don’t you say… goodbye)
  • F Em
  • Dm G (–I’ll pick up… make it alright)


Click Here for Chords & Lyrics on
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.


Replace F Major with F7 if F Major is too difficult to play. If you aren’t comfortable with playing E7 play Em instead. It won’t sound absolutely right, but it will be ok to get you through until you are comfortable playing E7. The original key of the song is D 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.


CHORDS USED (7): C G Am Em Dm F E7

  • Tutorial Song Key: C
  • Original Song Key: D (Capo 2nd fret)


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)

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).

Back to the song list!

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Hugh January 3, 2012 at 3:34 am

HI, I would first like to Thank you for your tutorials, I am truly a beginner and your videos are some of the best that I have seen. The Chord Tutorials are especially helpful, I would like to request two songs, Im pretty sure your list of requests must be long but If you can make a tutorial for “2Pac- Thugs Mansion” and “BabyFace – When can I see You again” I would really appreciate it. Again Thank You and BestWishes in the New Year.


britt January 11, 2012 at 6:19 pm

ik wil graag grenade van bruno mars spelen maar ik ben nog maar 10 en ik ken al die dingen nie van b akkorden of a akoorden.
ik zou graag de noten balken heb want ik zou het willen spelen met het schoolfeest

bedankt Britt 😉


Mariah March 15, 2012 at 12:32 am

i really love the tutorials it helps me as a musician on learning where to transition when singing! I think thats the hardest part….i would love to request a song from you just because i really love your tutorials! could you please do learning to breathe by switchfoot


Sofia April 11, 2012 at 7:14 pm

this helped me A LOT! all the others i looked at had capo’s and i don’t have that so THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!


Khalid April 13, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Heey .. First Thanks For The Video u are amazing and u r a good teacher .. well am noob and still learning and i have questions for u :
1- which STRUMMING PATTERN did u use ?
2- in the Up and Down Strokes after the strong down must i make another down then up or what ?

finally i appreciate we are u doing .. u r the best ..



Hugh April 21, 2012 at 6:03 am

Hey man, i’ve just started playing and your tutorials are really great. Really cool of you to put your own time into this, it really helps. Thanks heaps will be on here alot.


Sujoy April 21, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Hi i wanted to ask if you could make a tutorial for “How to Love” Lil wayne. Thanks


Kaoru Espiritu August 23, 2014 at 5:24 pm

Hello! I just wanna say that all of your tutorials are totaly cool.well im the newest beginner of plaiying a guitar.anyway thanks a lot


kat here September 19, 2014 at 2:08 pm

hello!! I like your tutorial so much .. please keep it up and do more tutorials Mr. Ian :)


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