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Give Me Love is a song by the immensely popular British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran and showcases his talent in several different ways. It was released as the sixth and final single from his debut studio album ‘+’.

The lesson takes a look at the acoustic version, although Ed often uses a loopstation on stage, while adding harmonies with rhythmic and percussive effects.

The song is in the key of B, using chord I, II, IV, V and VI, where the guitar is capoed on the 2nd fret. It’s in 6/8 time and features an easy progression and arrangement. The guitar playing also involves several hammer –ons and a signature ascending bass run.

Even though the progression is pretty straight forward, the student needs to be able to play barre chords and be comfortable strumming randomly and as freeform as Ed does.