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HOW TO PLAY “EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE”

how to play The Police

(Insert Song trivia and introduction here :)

Today we are going to take a look, dissect and learn the classic and the most well-known Police song called Every Breath You Take.

We are going to start with the chords of the song. The chord structure is the simplest of them all, Major chord with their minors and relative chords. A million songs was written using the same chord progression but like we said, Sting and the Police made some great melody and riffs in the song that made it very popular.

The chords used in the intro and verses are: A major, F#m, D major and E major.

Then check out the intro tabs below from SONGSTERR.COM:

THe Police - Every Breath You Take

The easiest way to play the plucking guitar riff is to lay down your fingers as if you are doing the blues shuffle.

For the “A major” chord part, place the first finger to the A note (fifth fret of the sixth string). Then place the second finger of the fingering hand to the 7th fret of the 5th string. You then place the 4th finger (the pinkie) to the 9th fret of the 4th string.

Then you are going to lift up your first finger (that was previously placed on the 6th string (E) and play the 6th fret of the 3rd string.

Do similar pattern for the rest of the chords (F#m, D and E). Important to take note is that F#m is of course using a minor note. So instead of playing the 3rd fret on the 3rd string, you play the 2nd fret (A).

How to play “Every Breath You Take”



Check out once again the video on the top of this page.

Every Breath You Take Guitar Chords


Intro:A(x2) F#m(x2) D E F#m(x2)

Vers 1:
A(x2) F#m(x2)
Every breat you take every move you make
D E
Every bond you break every step you take
F#m(x2)
I’ll be watching you
A(x2) F#m(x2)
Every singel day every word you say
D E
Every game you play every night you stay
F#m(x2)
I’ll be watching you

Chorus:
D
Oh can’t you see
C A(x2) B(x2)
You belong to me how my poor heart aches
E(x2)
With every step you take

Vers 2:
A(x2) F#m(x2)
Every move you make evert vow you break
D E
Every smile you fake every claim you stake
F#m(x2)
I’ll be watching you

Bridge:
F(x2)
Since you’ve been gone, I’ve been lost without a trace
G(x2)
I dream at night I can only see your face
F(x2)
I look around but it’s you I can’t replace
G(x2)
I feel so cold I long for your embrace
F(x2) A(x2)
I keep crying baby, baby please

Only guitar:A(x2) F#m(x2) D E F#m(x2) x2

Chorus:
D
Oh can’t you see
C A(x2) B(x2)
You belong to me how my poor heart aches
E(x2)
With every step you take

Vers 3:
A(x2) F#m(x2)
Every move you make evert vow you break
D E
Every smile you fake every claim you stake
F#m(x2)
I’ll be watching you
D E
Every move you make every step you take
F#m(x2)
I’ll be watching you
A F#m D
I’ll be watching you

Enjoy Rockstar!

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