Lesson Plan


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Lesson notes

Total Eclipse Of The Heart is a power ballad recorded by Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler. It appears on Tyler’s fifth studio album ‘Faster Than The Speed Of Night’, released in 1983, and became her biggest career hit.

This lesson shows an arrangement which features both fingerpicking as well as strumming.

We cover the progression, which starts out in the key of Am, followed by a few sudden twists and turns, and into the key of G for the chorus.

We also take a look at how to copy a few of the piano fills, in particular for the intro, the instrumental verse and outro.