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Lesson notes

Adele is a British singer-songwriter and really doesn’t need any introduction at all.

Lovesong is the tenth track on her huge selling 2nd studio album ‘21.’ It was originally written and recorded by the English alternative rock band The Cure and appears on their 1989 album ‘Disintegration.’

This lesson is primarily based on an acoustic version as performed at KCRW, in which she was accompanied by only one guitar player along with a synthesizer.

The song features a very cool bossa nova groove in the key of Am, where the guitar is capoed on the 3rd fret. The playing involves random picking, muting, slapping the strings and a lot of embellishments such as hammer-on’s and pull-off’s.

Anyone trying to tackle this song should be comfortable fingerpicking in general.