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DIFFICULTY

DROP D TUNING

CAPO ON 2ND FRET

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Welcome to Throwback Thursday’s where I teach you a classic hit from the last 4-5 decades! This week I’ll be going over an I Won’t Give Up Guitar Tutorial from singer/songwriter Jason Mraz! What a tune! This song has a great finger picking riff in it which is actually a lot easier to learn than you would think!

For the basics you’ll need your guitar in Drop D tuning and you’ll need a capo on the 2nd fret. There’s a combination of picking and strumming in this song. Because the tuning is in drop D, the chord shapes we’ll use will differ slightly from standard tuning.

Enjoy! Like this #iwontgiveup video by #jasonmraz and subscribe to the channel for more videos in the future!

-Dave T

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         CAPO ON 4TH FRET
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[Intro]
e|--------------|------------------------------|--------------|
B|--------------|------------------------------|--------------|
G|--------------|-4---------2--------(2)-------|--------------|
D|-0--0-0--2--4-|-5----5----4----4----4----4---|-0--2--4------|
A|--------------|------------------------------|--------------|
D|--------------|-0--0---0--0--0---0--0--0---0-|--------------|

               e|------------------------------|--------------|
               B|------------------------------|--------------|
               G|-4---------2--------(2)-------|--------------|
               D|-5----5----4----4----4--------|-0--0-0--2--4-|
               A|------------------------------|--------------|
               D|-0--0---0--0--0---0--0--------|--------------|

               e|------------------------------|--------------|
               B|------------------------------|--------------|
               G|-4---------2--------(2)-------|--------------|
               D|-5----5----4----4----4----4---|-4--2--0------|
               A|------------------------------|--------------|
               D|-0--0---0--0--0---0--0--0---0-|--------------|

               e|------------------------------|--------------|
               B|-3---------3---------2--------|--------------|
               G|-2----2----2----2----2--------|--------------|
               D|---------------------2--------|--------------|
               A|-0--0---0--0--0---0--0--------|--------------|
               D|------------------------------|--------------|


              [Verse 1]
               e|------------------------------|--------------|
               B|------------------------------|--------------|
               G|-4---------2--------(2)-------|--------------|
               D|-5----5----4----4----4----4---|-0--2--4------|
               A|------------------------------|--------------|
               D|-0--0---0--0--0---0--0--0---0-|--------------|

               e|------------------------------|--------------|
               B|------------------------------|--------------|
               G|-4---------2--------(2)-------|--------------|
               D|-5----5----4----4----4--------|-0--0-0--2--4-|
               A|------------------------------|--------------|
               D|-0--0---0--0--0---0--0--------|--------------|

               e|------------------------------|--------------|
               B|------------------------------|--------------|
               G|-4---------2--------(2)-------|--------------|
               D|-5----5----4----4----4----4---|-4--2--0------|
               A|------------------------------|--------------|
               D|-0--0---0--0--0---0--0--0---0-|--------------|

               e|------------------------------|--------------|
               B|-3---------3---------2--------|--------------|
               G|-2----2----2----2----2--------|--------------|
               D|---------------------2--------|--------------|
               A|-0--0---0--0--0---0--0--------|--------------|
               D|------------------------------|--------------|



              [Verse Var]
               e|------------------------------|--------------|
               B|------------------------------|--------------|
               G|-4---------2--------(2)-------|--------------|
               D|-5----5----4----4----4----4---|-0--2--4------|
               A|------------------------------|--------------|  x2
               D|-0--0---0--0--0---0--0--0---0-|--------------|

               e|------------------------------|--------------|
               B|------------------------------|--------------|
               G|-4---------2--------(2)-------|--------------|
               D|-5----5----4----4----4----4---|-4--2--0------|
               A|------------------------------|--------------|
               D|-0--0---0--0--0---0--0--0---0-|--------------|

               e|------------------------------|--------------|
               B|-3---------3---------2--------|--------------|
               G|-2----2----2----2----2--------|--------------|
               D|---------------------2--------|--------------|
               A|-0--0---0--0--0---0--0--------|--------------|
               D|------------------------------|--------------|

[Chorus]

             G     D                 Bm       A
I won't give up on us, even if the skies get rough.
               G       D                     Asus4  A
I'm giving you all my love. I'm still looking up.

[Verse 2 = Verse Variation]

[Chorus]

                  G         D               Bm          A
'Cause even the stars they burn. Some even fall to the earth.
             G      D                    Asus4     A
We've got a lot to learn. God knows we're worth it.
                G
No, I won't give up.

[Bridge]

         Em
I don't wanna be someone who walks away so easily
                                              A
I'm here to stay and make the difference that I can make.
     Em
Our differences they do a lot to teach us how to use
                                           A
The tools and gifts we got yeah, we got a lot at stake.
           C
And in the end, you're still my friend at least we did intend

For us to work we didn't break, we didn't burn.
A/C#
We had to learn how to bend without the world caving in.
C                          A/C#                          D
I had to learn what I've got, and what I'm not and who I am.


[Chorus]

             G     D                 Bm       A
I won't give up on us, even if the skies get rough.
               G       D                     Bm7
I'm giving you all my love. I'm still looking up.
              A
Still looking up.


[Chorus]

            G     D
I won't give up on us (no I'm not... giving up)
               Bm     A
God knows I'm tough enough (I am tough... I am loved)
             G      D
We've got a lot to learn (we're alive... we are loved)
                 A
God knows we're worth it (and we're worth it)


[Chorus]

             G     D                 Bm       A
I won't give up on us, even if the skies get rough.
               G       D                      A
I'm giving you all my love. I'm still looking up.