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Lesson notes

Thinking Out Loud is a song by the immensely popular English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran and is the third official single of his latest album X (Multiply). It’s a romantic ballad, which he describes as a ‘walking down the aisle-song’.

The lesson is primarily based on how Ed performs this song live on stage by himself. As always, keep in mind that his playing in general is very random, Thinking Out Loud is no exception to that.

The song features an easy progression in the key of D, syncopated chord changes, a very cool groove, plucking and strumming for the right hand, muting techniques for both hands and a few embellishments.