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Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud (Tutorial)

So, I always get asked:

“Tom, how do I play ‘Thinking Out Loud’ on the guitar?

Well, today we’re going to try and answer that question!

First of all you’re going to want to check out a recent acoustic session Ed did on YouTube. This video is really useful as you can actually see what the man himself is playing.

Also, have a look at this tutorial by ‘Martyzsongs’ here as this is a good resource (I recommend his other videos too).

The song is essentially quite simple but there is a hammer-on towards the end of the riff that can be quite tricky for a beginner. Further, you’re going to want to brush up on your open D, D/F#, G & A shapes.

As for the actual tablature in my opinion the most accurate can be found here.

Good luck!