I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz – (No Capo) Beginner Guitar Tutorial

by IanM on March 19, 2013

An easy beginner guitar tutorial to help you learn the song I Won’t Give Up by Jason Mraz on guitar fast with easy chord 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

Click Here for FULL lyrics  on Lyrics.com
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:

If you find the F chord too difficult to press, you can replace it with F7 which is easier for beginners and still sounds good.

Also, instead of using Dm in the bridge, you can try using Bb (also known as A#). This will make it sound more accurate to the original version of the song.

The original key of the song is E so capo the 4th 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 (5): C G F Am Bb

Easier Chord Options (5): C G F7 Am Dm

  • Tutorial Song Key: C
  • Original Song Key: E (Capo 4th fret)

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STRUMMING PATTERN

Down Strokes Only: (Recommended for beginners)

  • DOWN down down | DOWN down down

Up and Down Strokes:

  • DOWN (down up) (down up) | DOWN (down up) (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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