In this beginners guitar lesson series we’re going to learn to play U.N.I. by Ed Sheeran. I show you two ways to play the song. One with the two easiest chords to play on guitar; E major and A major, and another with a much trickier barre chord in there. This is the third song in a series of ten songs with these two easy chords.
I also explain what a capo is, and why you should have one to play this song. A capo is a fretboard clamp that presses down all the strings of a guitar to raise the tuning. So with the few basic chords you know, put a capo on and you can play loads of new chords with the same finger positions!
Learn more about a capo in this video from my beginners course!
Here, I use a capo to enable you to play along to the record and play the song without any nasty barre chords. It should be noted that this is a slightly simplified version. For any seasoned players that have used barre chords, check out later in the video, where I show you the full hardcore version!
To view the simple version of the chords for everyone doing 'Level 1' of my beginners course, click the 'Chords' button at the top of the page near the lesson title. If you'd like to see the version of the chords 100% accurate to the record, you can view them here.
Here you can listen to the full song on YouTube:
Where to go from here?
If you've successfully played along with Andy in the full demo video above, you're ready to move on to Level 2 of this Beginner Guitar Course where we'll be checking out a NEW chord and a higher level strumming pattern!
If you've found you struggle, you may wish to checkout the other lessons and song tutorials at Level 1 of Andy's complete Beginners Course on this site, which is also available as DVD, download and physical book version!