This is the full fingerstyle guitar lesson for How Deep Is Your Love.
How Deep Is Your Love was written by the Bee Gees in 1977 and the song was used as part of the soundtrack to the hit film Saturday Night Fever. How Deep Is Your Love peaked at number 3 in the UK and Australia and reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US.
This beautiful song makes for a wonderful fingerstyle arrangement and you'll likely be playing it for many years once you've learnt it. The song itself is pretty complicated, the chords are very sophisticated and they're really on the move all the time. So this arrangement of How Deep Is Your Love isn't for beginner, it's really more suited to the intermediate-advanced player. But if you are in the earlier stages of your playing and you like the song, be sure to bank it and set it as a musical goal for the future.
Alright, let's start learning to play How Deep Is Your Love!
- Capo - 2nd fret (optional)
- Tuning - standard
- Difficulty - advanced
How Deep Is Your Love (Performance)
As you learn to play this fingerstyle arrangement of How Deep Is Your Love, be sure to frequently return to the performance as a good reference point and guide.
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How Deep Is Your Love Guitar Lesson (Intro)
First off, let's have a look at the intro to How Deep Is Your Love. This section of the song shouldn't be too much trouble for you and is the easiest section of the song to play. There's nothing particularly fancy going on here but nonetheless it still sounds great and flows really well.
How to Play the Verse/Pre-Chorus
OK so on to the verse now. There's lots going on here and there's plenty to keep you on your toes. If you're really struggling then break everything down as much as possible and just go very slowly, note by note, bar by bar.
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How to Play The Chorus
Once mastered, the chorus to How Deep Is Your Love is incredibly fun to play and sounds so good. It's perhaps slightly easier than the verse but still pretty challenging.
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This is an alternative way of playing the 2nd half of the verse, the pre-chorus. This section is completely optional and you certainly don't have to put it in if you don't want to. You could just play it exactly the same as the first time around.
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