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Marry Me by Thomas Rhett (beginner guitar lesson on acoustic guitar) | Touch, Tone & Technique

Marry Me by Thomas Rhett (beginner guitar lesson on acoustic guitar) | Touch, Tone & Technique


So you want to learn how to play Marry Me by Thomas Rhett? It is getting into wedding season So we’re gonna look at this song for easy acoustic guitar, okay? Right so the chords are very simple G D shape B minor 7 and an A I’m capo’d on the first fret so all those chords are relative to the capo So the rhythm for the verses is very simple. This is G for two beats D for two beats Bm7 for two beats A for two beats repeats that four times You get to the pre-chorus which repeats that same chord progression Then half of it And it hangs on the D. Now the chorus is a little bit more interesting because it introduces a diminished chord So the chord progression in the chorus goes like this G, D Bm7, A G, D, Bm7, A. Here’s where the new one comes in G, D, Diminished chord Bm7 G, D, Bm7, A Okay, so let’s talk a little bit about the diminished chord. The diminished chord is not one to fear… all right so in guitar land we usually play a diminished seven and that is a Movable chord shape so if you start with your Bm7 shape like this My first finger is on the 3rd fret in this case, but the second fret relative to the capo and then making a d-shape Below it Then for the diminished chord in this song I’m just sliding the whole shape back one fret and adding my ring finger on the D string On the second fret relative to the capo sounds like this Diminished chords are great transition chords And you can use them in different places in any song. So again that chord progression in the chorus goes like this G, D, Bm7, A G, D, Bm7, A G, D, And the diminished chord, and then a Bm7 And it keeps going okay, so the song is fairly simple so again Don’t fear that diminished chord, diminished chords are really really fantastic chords In a regular major scale music theory they usually occur on the seventh scale degree that are the seventh chord in the key And they’re used to transition to the root chord and in this case it’s just Meant to be um, just kind of a break for your ear to kind of break up that chord progression Alright, so the bridge of the song also uses a couple of different things there starts on an E minor And goes to a G Then a D. And back to the G And an Em And an A Then you’re back into the chorus again There’s our diminished chord Bm7 again So, thanks for watching our video on how to play Marry Me by Thomas Rhett be sure to LIKE and subscribe And check out our video series on Touch, Tone and Technique

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