Ed Sheeran - Shape Of You [from ÷ 'Divide']

Check out the free chord sheet accurate to this lesson here!


Strumming pattern


Here's how to play the riff for this song with finger-style and EASIER CHORDS!

Chord sheet for the easier option for the chords with the capo at 4th fret is here.



Since filming my lesson, the first live video of Ed playing this song LIVE has appeared online, see below.

The chords for this version are G#m, C#m, E and F#. 

OR for an EASY way of playing this 'live' version, put a capo at 4th fret and play Em, Am, C and D - EASY!


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