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Lesson notes

Dancing With Tears In My Eyes is the 2nd single from ‘Lament’, Ultravox’s seventh studio album, released in 1984.

This lesson primarily shows how former frontman Midge Ure performs it acoustically by himself, giving it more of a ballad feel.

He tunes his guitar almost always a ½ step down and plays with chord shapes in the key of A, including two barre chords and the addition of a sus4 and add9.

We also take a look at the key of G, which uses relatively easier chord shapes. It would probably suit the average male-vocalist a bit better too.