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Beginner Guitar Song – Adele’s Someone Like You Guitar Chords/Lesson (using Capo)

by Johnny

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Just spotted this neat lesson by Marty Schwartz of GuitarJamz for Adele’s “Someone Like You“.

Although the chords are all correct, it sounds quite a bit different. The original was done on piano and the difference is noticeable.

That said, the song is perfect for those just learning. It’s not too difficult and only contains a few chords: G, D, Em, C. Marty uses a capo on fret 2 to make it easier.

After the initial strumming for the intro, Marty goes into a picking pattern that highlights a moving bass line. It sounds pretty good. You can think of it as one of those “guitar tricks” you always hear about.

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Enjoy and lemme know what you think! (below)


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James Bromley June 24, 2011 at 10:18 pm

Hey Johnny
Love the way you teach. I also love Adeles song. Would love to have you ebook on chords. I am trying to teach myself guitar so need all the help I can get


Johnny June 25, 2011 at 7:36 am

Hey James,

Not sure what ebook you’re referring to on chords. Don’t currently have something for chords. May have an ebook out on learning the guitar in the near future. Not sure yet. Lemme know if you’d be interested in something like that. Might do it if people want more stuff aside from the stuff I send out in the No B.S. Guitar subscription.



Tamme October 11, 2011 at 3:42 am

I like the way you show different versions how to play.
And it sounds awesome….
Im just starting out…. thanks
It was nice listening to ya.


britney carr October 22, 2011 at 8:52 am

beginning so i would love an ebook


Mario October 27, 2011 at 2:40 am

Thank you ssssssoooooo much! :)


Jess November 6, 2011 at 11:03 pm

Marty — love this version & I’m going to learn it & play it for my guitar teacher. Please send me your book of easy chords and scales!


Annalise November 9, 2011 at 5:56 pm

I would love an e book on chords! your a great teacher btw


Maggie November 9, 2011 at 8:10 pm

Great, explain very easy. Love it


Kaye November 18, 2011 at 2:44 pm

MABUHAY!!! job well done..iv learned so much of you..
you are my savior…THANKS MUCH..God Bless


Marilyn January 21, 2012 at 7:06 pm

I’ve thought about getting lessons but, how good is that if I’m not comfortable in the presents of a total stranger. I know I’m a slow learner. Although, once I get it (the flag goes up) wow, look out cause, like a valcano, all that magnum eventually has to go somewhere. I call it my “big bang”. Anyway, I’d like to thank you for being so thorough for peeps like me. I hope to continue this adventure and finally put all that I’ve written to music.

Amen, todays a new day, and tomorrow is……….. Well, I’ll let you know when I find out.


chavini powell February 18, 2012 at 12:06 am

I Surely hope i’ll be more advanced on the guitar by your teachings :-)..


Heather November 30, 2012 at 10:28 pm

Can I PLEASE get an ebook from you… you are awesome


Johnny December 1, 2012 at 10:00 pm

Hey Heather,

I don’t have an ebook for you but you can sign up to the No B.S. Guitar email membership and get a ton of free advice on learning the guitar fast and easy.



Jayn Tyson April 7, 2013 at 10:15 pm

This is just what I have been looking for….


Robert G May 8, 2015 at 6:46 pm

I would love to have your chord book, I am 66 years old and trying again to learn the guitar.


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