Rolling In The Deep – Adele – (No Capo) Beginner Guitar Tutorial

by IanM on September 14, 2011

An easy beginner guitar tutorial to help you learn the song Rolling In The Deep by Adele 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.

STEP 1: WATCH THE GUITAR TUTORIAL

Click here to watch the video on YouTube

STEP 2: REFER TO TUTORIAL NOTES

INTRO:
  • Am Em x2
VERSE:
  • Am Em G Em G
  • Am Em G Em G
  • Am Em G Em G
  • Am Em G Em G
BRIDGE:
  • F G Em F
  • F G Em (E) (E is an optional chord)
CHORUS:
  • Am G F G
  • Am G F G
  • Am G F G

[VERSE 2] (Same chords as Verse 1)

[BRIDGE]

[CHORUS]

[FINAL CHORUS] (Play Am as the last chord to end the song)

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:

Replace F with F7 with you are still having trouble playing the full F major chord. The original key of the song is D# so capo the 3rd fret and use the chords below if you want to play in the same key as the original song. In the Bridge of the song, you can choose to skip the E major chord and just play Em all the way through to the chorus. The E major adds build up, but if you have trouble playing it, just skip the chord.

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CHORDS USED (5): Am Em F G E

Easier Chord Options (4):Am Em F7 G

  • Tutorial Song Key: C
  • Original Song Key: D# (Capo 3rd fret)
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STRUMMING PATTERN

Down Strokes Only: (Recommended for beginners)
  • down down DOWN down down down DOWN down
Up and Down Strokes:
  • down down DOWN (down up) down down DOWN (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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