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Lesson notes

The heartbreaking ‘Goodbye My Lover’ is a song written by singer-songwriter James Blunt and Sacha Skarbek, for Blunt’s debut album ‘Back To Bedlam’, which also features his biggest hit ‘You’re Beautiful’.

The original is recorded on a piano in the absolute key of E. The lesson is presented in the key of C, using chords I, III, IV, V and VI, capoed on the IV fret, to make it doable for all guitar players.

The arrangement is based on the original, as well as James’ playing on stage and a tiny bit on how he plays it on the guitar, which he rarely does.

Since James plays this very randomly and different from the album version, the student is encouraged to do the same and make the song their own.

Their is also a segment how to play this song in the key of D, using Dropped D-tuning.