Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding – Easy Guitar Tutorial (No Capo) with percussion challenge

by IanM on September 13, 2015

An easy guitar lesson for beginners who want to learn to play (and sing) “Love Me Like You Do” (50 Shades of Grey) by Ellie Goulding, with easy chords and strumming and no bar chords. I also teach a percussion rhythm that will help enhance the song alot even if you are playing on your own.


Replace Em with Em7 and C with Cadd9. It will make transitioning between chords easier and it also makes the song sound better as well.


Chords used: G D C Bm Em Am
Additional Chords that can be used: Dsus4, Em7, Cadd9

Strumming pattern:
d_d_d_du (recommended)
d_d_d_d_ (easier)

Strumming with Percussion rhythm:

8 beat rhythm

4 beat rhythm

Tutorial Key: G (Capo 1st fret to match original key)
Original Key : G#


G D Em Em
C D Em Em

G Bm Em Em
C D Em Em

G Bm Em C
Am Em D D

G Bm Em Em
C D Em Em

G Bm Em C

End on 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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