Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran – Beginner Guitar Tutorial (No Capo)

by IanM on January 30, 2015

An easy guitar lesson for beginners who want to learn to play (and sing) "Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran, with easy chords and strumming and no bar chords.

TUTORIAL NOTES

STRUMMING PATTERN:

1-------&-------2-------&-------3-------&-------4-------&
Down----------------------------Down----------Down-Up

PLUCKING PATTERN:

1-------&-------2-------&-------3-------&-------4-------&
PIM------------------------------tap------------------------

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CHORDS USED:

C, G, Am, Dm, F

Replace F with F7 if F is too hard to press.

TUTORIAL KEY: C
ORIGINAL KEY : D (Capo 2nd fret and play tutorial chords)

To play in the original key of D without a capo, replace each chord as follows:

Replace C with D.
Replace G with A.
Replace Am with Bm.
Replace Em with F#m.
Replace F with G.

SONG SECTIONS

Intro/ Verse/ Chorus:
C C F G

Pre-Chorus:
Dm Dm G C
Dm Dm G G
Dm Dm G Am
Dm Dm G G

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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lol_wew February 27, 2016 at 8:18 am

tnx a lot

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