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ALTERNATE TUNING

CAPO ON 4TH

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Welcome to this Bloodstream Guitar Tutorial by Ed Sheeran! This is a really cool fingerpicking song and at it’s core is fairly simple to play. In this video i’ll teach you 2 different ways of playing this song.

1. Studio version – Requires alternate tuning (G string down down to E) and a capo on the 4th fret.
2. Standard tuning version – Standard tuning (capo on 1st fret)

If you decide to detune your guitar, it might also be a good idea, to learn Tenerife Sea by Ed sheeran at the same time, as they both have the same tuning. It will save you from tuning back and forth and potentially breaking that G string. Check out the Tenerife Sea guitar lesson here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSpOyv-oEZs

When Ed plays this live he actually only plays the riff once, and just loops it over and over when required. In the play though, i will continue to play it though.

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

-Dave T

------------------------------------------------------------------
            ALTERNATE TUNING - STUDIO VERSION - CAPO ON 4TH
------------------------------------------------------------------

[Main Riff|
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----0-----0-----|-----0-----0-----|-----0-----0-----|-----0-----0-----|
D|---4-----4-----4-|---4-----4-----4-|---0-----0-----0-|---0-----0-----0-|
A|-2-----2-----2---|-2-----2-----2---|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-3-----3-----3---|-3-----3-----3---|

e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----0-----0-----|-----0-----0-----|-----0-----0-----|-----0-----0-----|
D|---2-----2-----2-|---2-----2-----2-|---0-----0-----0-|---0-----0-----0-|
A|-0-----0-----0---|-0-----0-----0---|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-0-----0-----0---|-0-----0-----0---|

[Main Riff Guitar 2]
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----0---------0-|-----0---------0-|-----0---------0-|-----0---------0-|
E|-----------0-----|-----------0-----|-----------0-----|-----------0-----|
D|-----4-------4---|-----4-------4---|-----0-------0---|-----0-------0---|
A|-2-------2-------|-2-------2-------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-3-------3-------|-3-------3-------|

e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----0---------0-|-----0---------0-|-----0---------0-|-----0---------0-|
E|-----------0-----|-----------0-----|-----------0-----|-----------0-----|
D|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|-----0-------0---|-----0-------0---|
A|-0-------0-------|-0-------0-------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-0-------0-------|-0-------0-------|


[Chorus]
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----0---------0-|-----0---------0-|-----0---------0-|-----0---------0-|
E|-----------0-----|-----------0-----|-----------0-----|-----------0-----|
D|-----0-------0---|-----2-------2---|-----4-------4---|-----4-------4---|
A|-----------------|-0-------0-------|-2-------2-------|-2-------2-------|
E|-3-------3-------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

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

[Outro]
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----0---------0-|-----0---------0-|-----0---------0-|-----0---------0-|
E|-----------0-----|-----------0-----|-----------0-----|-----------0-----|
D|-----0-------0---|-----2-------2---|-----4-------4---|-----4-------4---|
A|-----------------|-0-------0-------|-2-------2-------|-2-------2-------|
E|-3-------3-------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

[Outro Strum]
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-5---5---5---5-5-|-7---7---7---7-7-|-9---9---9---9-9-|-9---9---9---9-9-|
A|-5---5---5---5-5-|-7---7---7---7-7-|-9---9---9---9-9-|-9---9---9---9-9-|
E|-3---3---3---3-3-|-5---5---5---5-5-|-7---7---7---7-7-|-7---7---7---7-7-|
   D   D   D   D U   D   D   D   D U   D   D   D   D U   D   D   D   D U


------------------------------------------------------------------
                 STANDARD TUNING -  CAPO ON 1ST
------------------------------------------------------------------

[Main Riff|
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|---2-----2-----2-|---2-----2-----2-|-----0-----0-----|-----0-----0-----|
D|-----5-----5-----|-----5-----5-----|---3-----3-----3-|---3-----3-----0-|
A|-5-----5-----5---|-5-----5-----5---|-1-----1-----1---|-1-----1-----1---|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

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

[Chorus]
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----0---------0-|-----0---------0-|-----0---------0-|-----0---------0-|
D|-----------3-----|-----------3-----|-----------3-----|-----------3-----|
A|-1-------1---1---|-3-------3---3---|-5-------5---5---|-5-------5---5---|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----0---------0-|-----0---------0-|-----0---------0-|---------------0-|
D|-----------3-----|-----------3-----|-----------3-----|-----0-----3-----|
A|-1-------1---1---|-3-------3---3---|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-3-------3---3---|-3-------3---3---|

[Outro]
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----0---------0-|-----0---------0-|-----0---------0-|-----0---------0-|
D|-----------3-----|-----------3-----|-----------3-----|-----------3-----|
A|-1-------1---1---|-3-------3---3---|-5-------5---5---|-5-------5---5---|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

[Outro Strum]
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-3---3---3---3-3-|-5---5---5---5-5-|-7---7---7---7-7-|-7---7---7---7-7-|
D|-3---3---3---3-3-|-5---5---5---5-5-|-7---7---7---7-7-|-7---7---7---7-7-|
A|-1---1---1---1-1-|-3---3---3---3-3-|-5---5---5---5-5-|-5---5---5---5-5-|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
   D   D   D   D U   D   D   D   D U   D   D   D   D U   D   D   D   D U