This week we’re going to learn “I See Fire” by Ed Sheeran. This one has its share of tricky bits, so we break it down into small, bite-size pieces. Hopefully you have a capo because this one definitely requires it, although you can still play it in the open position – just not along to the recording.
We start off by showing you the main riff/lick. It starts with a pretty tough “legato” phrase that requires you do do a few hammer-on’s and pull-off’s in a row. The rest of the tune isn’t so bad, though, it’s mostly just holding chord shapes and strumming.
In regards to strumming, this one definitely has an interesting groove and we break it down into a few different motions: full strum (long arrow), root strum (short arrow), and mute strum (x). Make sure you count along, that’s going to be the difference-maker.
All-in-all, this should be a fun and challenging song and stay tuned for next week where we’ll show you how to play an early 2000’s classic.
I See Fire Chords: