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Lesson notes

Breathless is a Grammy Award nominated song by Irish pop rock group The Corrs. It was released as the first single from their 3rd studio album ‘In Blue’ (2000)

The lesson is based on how Jim Corr plays it on guitar. In particular how he does it in the key of A (Capo II). This includes a few barre chords. 

The strumming could be done in single time as well as double time. Jim switches from one to the other often throughout the song. This might be challenging to some, but I would at least recommend double time for the verses, and single time for the chorus’. 

Another thing to keep in mind is that the chord changes are sometimes syncopated, which means that they appear at the ‘and’ of a beat. It’s not a must, since The Corrs don’t do it all the time as well, but it’s something you could do occasionally. 

We also take a look at the flat picking intro, and how to incorporate the melody of the violin as well.