Wonderful Tonight appears on Eric Clapton's stunning album Slowhand and works superbly as a fingerstyle arrangement.
The song uses very straightforward chords and the entire piece contains only G, D, C and Em. So if you wanted to strum the piece it really wouldn't be all that difficult; however, as we are fingerpickers we combine the melody and the chords at the same time and essentially sing the melody with our fingers. This makes it a lot harder to play, but it is tremendously fun and satisfying once mastered.
- Tuning - standard
- Key - G major
- Difficulty - beginnger - intermediate
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First off, let's take a look at the intro/verse. Really aim to get all the notes to ring out clearly and let each one ring into the next smoothly. Focus on accuracy over speed and and enjoy!
The only other section of Wonderful Tonight is the bridge, if you were ok with the intro/verse then you shouldn't struggle too much with this section.
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