Photograph – 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) "Photograph" by Ed Sheeran, with easy chords and strumming and no bar chords.

TUTORIAL NOTES

STRUMMING PATTERN:

1-------&-------2-------&-------3-------&-------4-------&
D-------D------D-------D-------D-------D------D------DU

CHORDS USED:

C, G, Am, F

Replace F with F7 if F is too hard to press.
Replace G with Gsus4 and use F7 to make changing between chords easier.

TUTORIAL KEY: C
ORIGINAL KEY : E (Capo 4th fret and play tutorial chords)

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

Replace C with E.
Replace G with B.
Replace Am with C#m.
Replace Em with G#m.
Replace F with A.

SONG SECTIONS

Intro/ Verse:
C C Am Am G F C C

Pre-Chorus:
Am F C G

Chorus 1:
C C G G Am Am F G
C C

Chorus 2/ Bridge first half:
C C G G Am Am F F

Bridge second half:
Am Am F F C C 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
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{ 1 comment… read it below or add one }

Wale September 15, 2015 at 9:21 pm

How do u get the F7 and the Gsus4

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