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Heaven is a power ballad by Canadian rock singer-songwriter Bryan Adams, recorded in 1983. It became his first number one single.

The lesson takes a look at the acoustic version as performed during the Unplugged Show broadcast by MTV, as well as how Bryan performs it nowadays. The latter is probably easier to tackle for beginners.

The Unplugged version contains flatpicking, strumming, a few embellishments and passing bass notes. The song is in the key of C, using the I, II, IV, V and VI, with one chord out of the key which is also the hardest one to play.

Keep in mind, that no matter which version you decide to play, keep the playing random and make the song your own.