How To Play “Say You Won’t Let Go” by James Arthur Guitar Lesson (Tutorial) Chords
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On this video/post, we will learn how to play the song “Say You Won’t Let Go” as popularized by James Arthur.
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“Say You Won’t Let Go” is a song by English singer and songwriter James Arthur. The song was released as a digital download on 9 September 2016 in the United Kingdom by Columbia Records as the lead single from his second studio album Back from the Edge (2016). The single peaked at the top of the UK Singles Chart, a position it maintained for three weeks. Outside the United Kingdom, the single has topped the charts in Australia, New Zealand, Sweden and the Republic of Ireland.
How to Play Say You Won’t Let Go
Hey, welcome back to RiffRiff.com. We’re going to learn how to play say, you Wont that go. This is a new song by James Arthur, and his song is very easy to play.
So before we begin, we’re in standard tuning and no cable is required for the song.
In this lesson, we are learning how to play the song in the key of C to make the chords easy.
This is in the key of C, but the original song is in the key of Bfat, and that will sound a bit like this. It has all barcodes, and it sounds like this.
So you can play it that way the original way, or you can change the key and play it in the key of C.
So first, I’m going to show you how to play the easy way using four simple chords in the key of C.
And after that, I’m going to show you how to play the original way in the key of B flat, using the barcodes. All right.
Now, for the whole song, there’s just four chords being played. This chord progression is the same for the entire song. From C major. If you’re pinging in the key of C minor to F major, let’s start with the KFC. The easy version.
It goes like this. The C major.
That’s what you do in the beginning.
So to play C, you need third fret on the fifth string, second fret on the fourth string, open on the third string, first fret on second string and open on the first string as well. Now, the first thing that you do is you pick the fifth string with your thumb and you pick the second and third strings.
You pick all these three strings together like this. Okay. So string number five and string number three and two, pick them together.
After that, you want to bring your little finger on the third fret of the first string. And that way, when you pick the first two strings, you’re actually picking the first note on the second string and the third note on the first string.
So after you’ve done this, now you place your little finger on the third fret of the first string, and then you pick the first two strings together. All right. So you get this.
And after that, you want to mute the sound so it should sound like this. So what you’re doing is immediately after playing the first two strings, you mute that by placing your fingers back on the string, you can just do a little slap and just mute the sound. So you get this like that.
And then you play the fifth string and the first two strings, and the first string is open. Now all three of them together. So from the beginning, you get this once again.
And then you just play first fret on the second string. Just play that separately. And then you change the chord. So that’s what you have on C major.
Come to G now, and that’s what you do in G. So first, let’s see how to play the G chord. Third fret on the top string, second fret on the fifth string, open open, and third and third fret on the first two strings.
Now you start by picking the 6th string and picking the fourth and third strings.
You play all of these three strings.
And then you play the first two strings together. You got third frets over there. So on here you get this. And then you want to do the slap again to mute the sound. You get this.
And then you want to pick the top string. And this time the second and third strings together. Okay. So on G, you get this once again.
And then in the end, you just like before pick second string separately. Second string, third fret. So till now on CNG, you have this.
Now you come to a minor.
That’s what you do in a minor. You see, the right hand is pretty much the same. The left hand, the chord is played like this. Open on the fifth string, second fit, second fit on the fourth and third string. First fit on the second string and open on the first string.
You start by picking the fifth string and second and third strings together.
And then, like before you play the first and second strings together. And here on the first string, you’re going to add your little finger to the third fret.
And second string is having first fret for the A minor. So for a minor and do the slab again, mute the sound. So and then just play first two strings and the fifth string together. The first string is open now and then in the end, like always, just pick the second string first separately. So from the beginning, you get this.
Now you come to F major. You need third frets on the fifth and fourth strings. You need second fret on the third string and need first fits on the first two strings.
So you pick the fifth, fourth and third strings together, and then you pick the first two strings and you can do the slap. And then again pick the first two strings.
So on F, you get this all right, once again.
And in the end, you can do a pull off from first fret to open on the first string. Okay, sir, like that, it will take a little bit of practice, but I’m sure that you can do it.
And that is how you play the song. The whole song. Do the Corporation again, over and over again and try practicing it. C major, G A minor, F.
Now this little pull off, it’s not necessary that you have to do it every time. It’s just something that you can do as a variation. So the next time you can just keep it simple and do say that. Then go back to C.
Now, this is your intro, this is your verse, this is your pre-chorus, this is your chorus, this is your bridge. This is the whole song. So even though I don’t remember the lyrics of the song, just try to give you a good stuff. What it would sound like.
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