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Lesson notes

Bedshaped is a haunting piano-ballad taken from the very successful debut album ‘Hopes And Fears’ by British band Keane.

It features a beautiful, melodic piano intro, and this lesson shows how to copy it on the guitar. It also shows how to incorporate a few other parts of the song, as performed by Keane’s piano player, Tim Rice-Oxley.

The arrangement is done in the key of D, using Dropped D-Tuning, where the guitar is capoed on the 2nd fret to match the absolute key of E.

The song is definitely not for beginners and anyone trying to tackle it should be able to comfortably fingerpick in general.