Licks & Riffs : James Blunt - Youre Beautiful
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The basis for the intro and verse for James Blunt's "You're Beautiful" is a series of chords with a common held note:
The chords are Eb, Eb/D, Cminor7 and Ab major. The Eb is common to all these chords.
Eb/D means an Eb chord with a D in the bass. A common way to play this is to start with the major chord in the
standard barred way:
and then slide the second finger down the fret whilst keeping the other fingers in place:
Now let's create a guitar riff in the style of the opening bars of the piece:
When we place this over the chord progression we saw above, you can begin to see how it pretty much fits with any of them -
an economic use of notes!
Click below to buy the original sheet music for "You're beautiful":
||You're Beautiful Performed by James Blunt. Piano Vocal (Arranged for piano and voice with guitar chords). Size 9x12 inches. 6 pages. Published by Hal Leonard. (353075)
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LyricsMy life is brilliant,
My love is pure,
I saw an angel,
Of that I'm sure.
She smiled at me on the subway,
But she was...
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