Hey everyone! In today’s lesson I’m going to show you all how to play “Sea of Love” originally written by Phil Phillips and famously performed/recorded by The Honeydrippers, Cat Powers, Robert Plant, and many others.
If, along the way, you need some extra help I have a few resources that may be of interest:
Free eBook, covering all the basics of rhythm guitar – https://goodguitarist.com/learn-rhythm-guitar
Fingerstyle Guitar Course – COMING SOON! Be the first to know when it’s ready: https://goodguitarist.com/learn-fingerstyle
Table of Contents:
1:44 – Chords + Switching
3:07 – First Section (A)
4:20 – Strumming Pattern
8:30 – Second Section (B)
9:11 – Fingerstyle Version
13:04 – The Chord Order (Form)
The lesson begins with some simpler chord shapes (G, C, D, B7, A7) and switching tips (gotta make those switches smoothe before you do anything else!). Then we work out the chord order for the A-section.
Next up is the strumming pattern. This is the most common strumming pattern in the world, so we take a moment to work it out (if you need even more help, check out my free eBook, above)
Right after that, I quickly go over the B-section, which is super duper simple… just 6 measures. We play it together with the pattern nice and slow.
Then we do some fingerstyle! I chose a really classic pattern (like something you’d find on “Unchained Melody” or “Can’t Help Falling In Love”). We go over it for each chord shape – pay attention to those roots!
Finally I bust out the ol’ whiteboard and we write out the chords together. This is an easy way to make your own TAB for this song and will help you memorize it better.
I hope you enjoy the lesson and I’ll see you next time!