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Welcome to Throwback Thursday’s where I teach you a classic hit from the last 4-5 decades! This week, by request, I’ll be covering a When You Say Nothing At All Guitar Tutorial from Irish artist Ronan Keating! This has been a timeless love ballad that sounds great and utilizes some basic guitar techniques like simple arpeggiating of chords to create a beautiful acoustic sound. This is a must learn for new beginners out there to help develop your picking skills. There’s also a very easy strumming pattern in the choruses.

At the end of the video i’ll be playing through the entirety of #whenyousaynothingatall with a vocal track on top for you to play along to. Enjoy! Like this #whenyousaynothingatall video by #ronankeating and subscribe to the channel for more videos in the future!

-Dave T

[Verse Riff]
   G       D         Cadd9   D
e|-------------2-3-|---------------2h3| 
B|-----3-----------|-----3-------3----| 
G|-------0---2-----|---0---0---2------| 
D|---0-----0-------|---------0--------| 
A|-----------------|-3----------------| 
E|-3---------------|------------------|
 
[Prechorus 1] 
   Cadd9             D 
e|---------3-------|---------2-------| 
B|-----3-------3---|-----3-------3---| 
G|---0---0---0---0-|---2---2---2---2-| 
D|-----------------|-0---------------| 
A|-3---------------|-----------------| 
E|-----------------|-----------------| 
   G       D         C         Dsus2             D  
e|-------------2-3-|---------|---------0-------|---------2-------| 
B|-----3-----------|-----3---|-----3-------3---|-----3-------3---| 
G|-------0---2-----|---0---0-|---2---2---2---2-|---2---2---2---2-| 
D|---0-----0-------|---------|-0---------------|-0---------------| 
A|-----------------|-3-------|-----------------|-----------------| 
E|-3---------------|---------|-----------------|-----------------|

[Alternate Verse 2 Riff] 
   Em7               Cadd9   D
e|-----------------|---------------2h3| 
B|-----3-------3---|-----3-------3----| 
G|---0---0---0---0-|---0---0---2------| 
D|-2---------------|---------0--------| 
A|---------2-------|-3----------------| 
E|-----------------|------------------|

[Prechorus 2] 
   Cadd9             D 
e|---------3-------|---------2-------| 
B|-----3-------3---|-----3-------3---| 
G|---0---0---0---0-|---2---2---2---2-| 
D|-----------------|-0---------------| 
A|-3---------------|-----------------| 
E|-----------------|-----------------| 
   G       D         C         Dsus2             
e|-------------2-3-|---------|---------0-------| 
B|-----3-----------|-----3---|-----3-------3---|
G|-------0---2-----|---0---0-|---2---2---2---2-|
D|---0-----0-------|---------|-0---------------|
A|-----------------|-3-------|-----------------|
E|-3---------------|---------|-----------------|

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                   NO CAPO
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[Verse 1]

G        D        Cadd9           D           G      D   Cadd9   D
It's amazing how you can speak right to my heart
G         D        Cadd9           D           G      D   Cadd9   D
Without saying a word, you can light up the dark 

[Prechorus]
Cadd9                 D                            
Try as I may, I can never explain 
G        D             Cadd9         Dsus2 D
What I hear when you don't say a thing 

[Chorus]

  G               D            Cadd9         D         
The smile on your face lets me know that you need me 
          G              D           Cadd9
There's a truth in your eyes saying you'll never 
D 
leave me 
    G       D                   Cadd9
The touch of your hand says you'll catch me where 
       D       Em7  D/F#
ever I fall 
Cadd9           D                         G   D   Cadd9   D
You say it best,  when you say nothing at all 

          
[Verse 2]

G        D        Cadd9           D           G      D   Cadd9   D
All day long I can hear people talking out loud 
Em7      G/B       Cadd9         D           G      D   Cadd9   D
But when you hold me near, you drown out the crowd 

[Prechorus]

Cadd9                  D                            
Try as they may, they can never define 
G             D           Cadd9         D
What's been said between your heart and mine 
      
          
[Chorus]

  G               D            Cadd9         D         
The smile on your face lets me know that you need me 
          G              D           Cadd9
There's a truth in your eyes saying you'll never 
D 
leave me 
    G       D                   Cadd9
The touch of your hand says you'll catch me where 
       D       Em7  D/F#
ever I fall 
Cadd9           D                         
You say it best,  when you say nothing at all 

[Interlude]

E B Asus2 B (x3)
A B

[Chorus] 

G               D            Cadd9         D         
The smile on your face lets me know that you need me 
          G              D/F#        Em7
There's a truth in your eyes saying you'll never 
      Cadd9
leave me 

(softer)

    G              D                Cadd9
The touch of your hand says you'll catch me where 
       D     Em7    D/F#
ever I fall 
Cadd9           D                         G   
You say it best,  when you say nothing at all