Sad Love Songs and Heartbreak

Sad love songs are arguably more popular than uptempo songs about romance. These love songs are feature lyrics about heartbreak, loneliness but they also offer really interesting and catchy riffs and guitar accompaniments to learn from. From classics like The Beatles to more modern artists like Lord Huron, there is something in this playlist for everyone. If you're looking to learn how to play a song that could potential heal a broken heart, this is the playlist!

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The Night We Met (Made Easy) Lord Huron

Mike will show you this modern pop ballad using open and barre chords and a simple strumming pattern. We're also including a bonus lesson that shows a few advanced approaches to make the parts sound more like the original recording.

Published: 08/06/2018 Upgrade
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The Night We Met (Made Easy) Lord Huron

Mike will show you this modern pop ballad using open and barre chords and a simple strumming pattern. We're also including a bonus lesson that shows a few advanced approaches to make the parts sound more like the original recording.

Published: 08/06/2018 Upgrade
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Stay (Made Easy) Rihanna

Mike will show you how to play this modern R&B pop ballad that we'll learn on acoustic in a made easy style with open and barre chords and a simple strumming pattern.

Published: 08/07/2018 Upgrade
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Stay (Made Easy) Rihanna

Mike will show you how to play this modern R&B pop ballad that we'll learn on acoustic in a made easy style with open and barre chords and a simple strumming pattern.

Published: 08/07/2018 Upgrade
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Tiny Dancer Elton John

Mike will show you the 2 guitars in this song. Guitar 1 is an acoustic guitar that strums the chord progressions throughout. Guitar 2 is a clean electric guitar that adds some fills throughout the arrangement.

Published: 12/27/2019 Upgrade
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Yesterday The Beatles

Yesterday chords are a little tricky but in this guitar lesson, Caren will show you how to play the song just as The Beatles did. She'll help you through the song intro, the verse, chords, and how to strum it all. By the end of the tutorial, you'll be able to play the entire song with a backing track.

Published: 10/30/2014 Upgrade
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Georgia On My Mind Willie Nelson

Douglas will show you Willie Nelson's version of this jazz standard as it's played in a slow 12/8 swing feel, on an acoustic guitar. It also features a harmonica solo you'll learn on electric guitar, and lots of cool licks at the end of the song.

Published: 09/10/2015 Upgrade
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Piano Man Billy Joel

In this song tutorial, Mike Olekshy will teach you a campfire-style acoustic guitar adaptation of "Piano Man", by Billy Joel. Mike will give an overview of the lessons, then break down the strumming and main progression in the intro, verses, and choruses. Following up in succession are the parts for the interlude, the bridge, and under the piano solo. We'll cap it off with a play along performance, then a jam along.

Published: 07/29/2013 Upgrade
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Songbird Fleetwood Mac

In this series of lessons, Mike Olekshy will teach you "Songbird", by Fleetwood Mac. Mike will teach an acoustic campfire version here, and will talk about the song a bit and the use of a capo. First up in the playing lessons is the intro and outro of the tune, followed by the verse. After the verse is the chorus, then we'll finish off with a play along performance and the jam along.

Published: 02/11/2013 Upgrade
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I Got a Name Jim Croce

Lisa McCormick teaches you two complete versions of this song in this tutorial; one of these is played in an acoustic-rock strumming style, and the other is a fairly advanced fingerstyle version. At the end of the tutorial, there is a full-band playthrough, with no guitar in the mix. Why? That's your job! Learn the strumming version, or the fingerstyle version, or make up your own hybrid version and rock out with the band.

Published: 10/03/2011 Upgrade
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Always On My Mind Willie Nelson

In this tutorial, Mike Olekshy will teach "Always On My Mind", as made famous by Willie Nelson. Mike will introduce the song then dig right into the intro; then into the verse chords and strumming. We'll examine the chorus chords next, then learn bridge before we take on the guitar solo. We'll do a full performance, then a single guitar performance; we'll cap it all off with a "guitar karaoke" jam along.

Published: 02/18/2014 Upgrade