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Unchain My Heart was written by Bobby Sharp. It was recorded by Ray Charles in 1961. Another great rendition of the song was released in 1987 by Joe Cocker. In this lesson, we’ll talk about the 4 that are used in this song which is based on a minor blues progression. Two of these chords are played with an added 7 – so we will talk about adding “the 7” note As usual, we’ll first go through each part of the song with chords in root position – then follow that up by using the technique of finding the nearest inversion. We’ll also take a look at some of the licks in this fun early rock song.