James Blunt is an English singer-songwriter and former reconnaissance offer for the British Army. His first recorded album Back to Bedlam was released in 2003 and included the singles "You're Beautiful" and "Goodbye My Lover", which topped the UK Album Charts.
Lesson 1: Bonfire Heart - James Blunt - Guitar Lesson
James Blunt is a British singer-songwriter and widely known for his major hits such as ‘You’re Beautiful’ and ‘Goodbye My Lover’. ‘Bonfire Heart’ is the first single from his fourth studio album ‘Moon Landing’, released in 2013, and was co-written with OneRepublic’s lead singer Ryan Tedder.
The song features an easy progression in standard tuning and contains the I, III, IV, V, and VI chords in the key of C. It involves a somewhat tricky, but straight forward fingerpicking pattern and fast upbeat strumming. Also the barre chords that James uses might be challenging for beginner.
Lesson 2: Goodbye My Lover - James Blunt - Guitar Lesson
The heartbreaking ‘Goodbye My Lover’ is a song written by singer-songwriter James Blunt and Sacha Skarbek, for Blunt’s debut album ‘Back To Bedlam’, which also features his biggest hit ‘You’re Beautiful’.
The original is recorded on a piano in the absolute key of E. The lesson is presented in the key of C, using chords I, III, IV, V and VI, capoed on the IV fret, to make it doable for all guitar players.
The arrangement is based on the original, as well as James’ playing on stage and a tiny bit on how he plays it on the guitar, which he rarely does.
Since James plays this very randomly and different from the album version, the student is encouraged to do the same and make the song their own.
Their is also a segment how to play this song in the key of D, using Dropped D-tuning.
Lesson 3: You're Beautiful - James Blunt - Guitar Lesson
You’re Beautiful is a song co-written by British singer-songwriter James Blunt for his 2004 debut album, ‘Back To Bedlam’. It was released as the third single and became his biggest hit in the US.
The song features a very common I, V, VI, IV progression in the key of G, capoed at the 8th fret, and a moderately fast strumming pattern. It is fun to play and a great start for beginners.
Lesson 4: Same Mistake
Lesson 5: Postcards - James Blunt - Guitar Lesson
The ‘jaunty’ Postcards is the 10th track of singer-songwriter James Blunt’s recent album ‘Moon Landing’.
The lesson covers James’ ukelele part in the key of Bb, a guitar part in the key of G and a second guitar part, copying the keyboard, in the absolute key of B.
The song features five chords, I, II, IV, V and VI, an easy progression, upbeat fast strumming and happy lyrics, which makes it a very fun song to play.