Every Breath You Take by The Police | rhythm
An electric guitar lesson on how to play "Every Breath You Take "on guitar by The Police from their 1983 album "Synchronicity."
It was their only number one hit and stayed there for eight weeks in 1983 on the Billboard 100 chart.
Here's a quote from Sting on the song:
"I woke up in the middle of the night with that line in my head, sat down at the piano and had written it in half an hour. The tune itself is generic, an aggregate of hundreds of others, but the words are interesting. It sounds like a comforting love song. I didn't realize at the time how sinister it is. I think I was thinking of Big Brother, surveillance and control."
Once you know how to play this it's a lot less intimidating than it appears.
There's a trick to those stretches that will let you play it with way less stress on your hand than if you just try to hold the chords still. I show you that in the video.
Andy Summers is a very precise guitarist. He uses ninths a lot in this tune which really gives it it's ethereal feel.
Learning this is also a great exercise for the left hand.
I hope you enjoy the lesson and good luck with the tune. Cheers
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