You’re Beautiful (James Blunt) Guitar Lesson, Chords

You’re Beautiful is a pop rock song co-written by British singer James Blunt. The music video for “You’re Beautiful” shows Blunt committing suicide, following a Japanese tradition of removing one’s shoes and contents of clothing prior to jumping from a great height.

You’re Beautiful is Blunt’s most successful single release to date, reaching number one in ten countries across the world. The single received three Grammy nominations in 2007: Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.

To play the song in key, place a capo at fret 8. You be using the following chords:

  • G
  • G/F#
  • Em7
  • Cadd9
  • Dsus4
  • F #
  • A7sus4

You’re Beautiful by James Blunt Tabs and Lyrics


G	G/F#	Em7	Cadd9   x2

Verse 1

G                      G/F#	Em7	Cadd9
My life is brilliant.
My life is brilliant.
My love is pure.
I saw an angel.
Of that I'm sure.
She smiled at me on the subway.
She was with another man.
But I won't lose no sleep on that,
Cadd9	  D/F#
'Cause I've got a plan.

Cadd9	     D/F# Em7	       D/F#
You're beautiful. You're beautiful.
Cadd9 	     D/F#      G
You're beautiful, it's true.
  Cadd9    D/F#	     G   D/F# Em7
I saw your face in a crowded  place,
      Cadd9	 D/F#	 Em7
And I don't know what to do.
            Cadd9 D/F#    G	G/F#	Em7	Cadd9
'Cause I'll never be with you.

Verse 2
Yeah, she caught my eye,

As we walked on by.

She could see from my face that I was,
Fucking high,
G G/F#
And I don’t think that I’ll see her again,
Em7 Cadd9
But we shared a moment that will last till the end.

Cadd9 D/F# Em7 D/F#
You’re beautiful. You’re beautiful.
Cadd9 D/F# G
You’re beautiful, it’s true.
Cadd9 D/F# G D/F# Em7
I saw your face in a crowded place,
Cadd9 D/F# Em7
And I don’t know what to do.
Cadd9 D/F# G
‘Cause I’ll never be with you.


Cadd9 Em7 Cadd9 D/F# Cadd9–>D/F# (half timming)
La la la la……


Cadd9 D/F# Em7 D/F#
You’re beautiful. You’re beautiful.
Cadd9 D/F# G
You’re beautiful, it’s true.
Cadd9 D/F# G D/F# Em7
There must be an angel with a smile on her face,
Cadd9 D/F# G D/F# Em7
When she thought up that I should be with you.
Cadd9 D/F# Em7But it’s time to face the truth,
Cadd9 D/F# G
I will never be with you.

Simple Strumming Patterns

One of the primary reasons that superior guitarists jump out from mediocre ones, is thanks to their capability to bring life and energy to not so extraordinary songs utilizing an exciting strumming pattern. This can be done on both acoustic or electric guitar, try it yourself on either.

Strumming Tips and Tricks

Here are a few things to keep in mind as you play the strumming patterns from the video:

  • In case you are playing an acoustic guitar, make certain to strum right over the sound hole.
  • On electric guitars, strum more or less in between the pickups. Strumming at different places over the body will give you various sounds.
  • Make certain all strings are ringing clearly.
  • Make certain the volume of your downstrums and upstrums are pretty much the same.
  • Be careful not to strum too hard or too soft, as it’ll frequently causes strings to rattle or sound too weak.
  • Your pick ought to be striking the strings with a fairly firm, even stroke.
  • Think of your elbow as being the top of a pendulum; your arm ought to swing up and down steadily and evenly, never pausing.

Once you’ve learned strumming patterns in this lesson, try listening for different patterns in music. Whenever you listen to your favorite music, attempt and listen specifically for the guitarists’ strumming pattern, and see if you can recognize the pattern they’re using.

Line 6 Spider IV 75 Guitar Amp Review

Line 6 Spider IV is one of America’s best-selling family of guitar amplifiers. Loaded with features, and hundreds of presets, it has something for everyone.

The tones from this amp are quite impressive, in particular the clean tones are amazing. It has seemingly endless modeling capabilities.

Line 6 Spider IV 75 Features

  • 75 watts;
  • 1×12″ Celestion® Custom speaker with a three-quarter closed-back cabinet for a tight, snappy response;
  • Effects: Quick Loop, Auto-Wah, Intelligent Pitch-Shifter plus inspiring echoes, mods, delays, reverbs and more;
  • Knobs: Bass, Mid and Treble; Drive knob; Channel volume; Master volume;
  • 1/4-inch input; 1/4-inch headphone/direct output; 1/8-inch CD/MP3 input;
  • Built-in chromatic tuner;
  • FBV foot controller jack;
  • 300 hand-crafted presets fro world-famous bands and guitarists + 64 user-created presets;
  • 16 tonally superior amp models with the vintage characteristics and nuances;
  • 20 Smart FX (4 at once) with deep editing;
  • 14 sec looper, which allows you to record 14 seconds of your own playing, then you can have it played back over and over while you jam along to it.

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Learn to Play Blues Guitar

Learning to play the blues is one of the best things you can do to advance as a guitarist.

The blues has influenced many other genres, including rock, metal, jazz, etc. You could say that it is the Gran’Daddy of rock.

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Are you into the electric guitar as well

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