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Lesson notes

How Can You Mend A Broken Heart is a ballad released by the Bee Gees in 1971. It appears on their album ‘Trafalgar’ and was their first US No. 1 single.

This lesson shows primarily how to play the song in the key of D, using Open D-Tuning, like Barry Gibb does. It includes segments showing the chords in standard and Dropped D-Tuning as well.

Additionally, we also take a look at Al Green’s popular version in the key of E, using a common picking pattern in 12/8. The latter could be done both with fingers as well as with a pick.