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José González is a Swedish indie folk singer-songwriter and guitarist. His trademark sound is solo classical guitar with soft vocal melody.

His work, although mostly originals, also includes acoustic covers, like Heartbeats, which appears on his 2003 album ‘Veneer’.

This lesson covers the relatively fast finger picking, the chords in the key of D and the progression, which is for most parts the same.

González consistently uses alternate tunings in his songs, dropping the 6th string down to D and for Heartbeats, the 3rd string down to F#. The guitar is capoed on the 1st fret.