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It’s February! The month we celebrate all things love. Looking for a way to express your guitar love to your love? Lucky for you, we have the answer: take those guitar skills and strum your special someone a love song. 

Let’s go through all the skills and steps necessary so you can impress your boo with a modern twist on the classic “I Love You Truly” by Carrie Jacobs-Bond. 

How To Play “I Love You Truly”

This classic song has been covered by so many famous artists, but we are loving a variation of a version done by Connie Francis. 

To play this version on your guitar you will need to have the basic chords down. There is one barre chord, Cm, but that is by far the toughest part of the song. The other chords are C, G, Am, E, and F (which is technically a barre chord, but you can play it without barring the 1st fret).

Here’s a quick guide to help you know what to play, when:

How to Read the Guide

Reading the guide is simple and you will pick it up in no time. 

  1. Listen to the song so you can hear the basic rhythm of the song. 
  2. The chord you are supposed to play is over the corresponding lyric in the song. For example, you start playing a C chord, but once the lyric truly starts you will switch to an F chord. 
  3. Don’t get frustrated if it’s hard to read and play at the same time. All you have to do is take it line-by-line until you know it by heart. 
  4. That’s it! If you’re at this step you have successfully learned the song from the guide. Great job!

Practice Your Skills 

We get it! This part is a bit bland. But trust us, the more of a foundation you have and the more comfortable you are with playing, the easier mastering this song for your better half will be. 

Barre Chords: At this point, you know the basic chords, but what about that pesky barre chord. JamPlay has a step-by-step video to follow so you can master playing that Cm– or any other chord for that matter!

Playing and Singing: You won’t get away with not singing these wonderful lyrics to your partner, so you will have to know how to play and sing at the same time. It can be tricky, but no need to worry because JamPlay has a 15 lesson toolkit that makes it easy!

Have fun! This is the most important skill of all to work on. Remember that it doesn’t have to be perfect; it’s the thought that counts. Even if it’s not perfect, if you follow this guide and play, we know it will be perfect for them.

Head on over to JamPlay and learn the skills you need to to fire up your guitar love. 

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