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How to play I’m Yours by Jason Mraz – guitar lesson

November 4, 2019

Hello! Hal here! We are going to do… I’m
going to teach you “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz. You ready? First of all we’re going to do the
Introduction. Then we’re going to do the Verse. And then we’re going to do a
Chorus. So we’re going to start with an
Introduction and play this in the key of G. Now I’m tuned
down a half step on this guitar and so I’ll include the tuning link in the
description and there will be a leadsheet link in the description Let’s talk about the form of the of the
song just for a second. It has an Intro, Verse, Chorus, Verse, Chorus, and then it’s got a Bridge. I’m going to call this part a Bridge because it’s
really not a Lead, where it goes that part right there. We’re going to call that a Bridge. Then it goes back to a Verse and a Chorus and then we’re done. OK? That’s the way we’re going to teach
it today. Ready? Here we go! For a simple Intro this is what you can do. Well, you done done me and you bet I felt it, I tried to be chill, but you’re so hot that I melted… ok.. so what I did was just played the
chords, and that’s it. one of live performances that I saw
Jason do was to sing. (for the Intro) Like this… Well, you done done me and you bet I felt it… ok? Because it’s difficult to play the
chords, and play a lead at the same time so he just used his voice. One of the things that I like to do is that I I like to actually imitate what he did with his voice,
but on the guitar, like this… Well, you done done me and you bet I felt it… Instead of singing.. You ready? To learn that part? This is what we do. Let’s zoom in. I’ve
got my little finger, and my ring finger, fingers 3 and 4, on the 3rd fret,
on the E string and B string I slide up two frets and I go back I play a G5 chord and then I do that again, slide up 2
frets and then I go down to D chord and play
those two strings and then play the D chord I do that again Then I go to an E minor chord, and then
I go to a C chord Then I do it again. Well, you done done me and you bet I felt it… Here’s the right hand on that… last Intro part that I did. What we do is we play… D chord for 4 beats, E minor Do that again… Now we’re going right into the
Chorus, and we just… You don’t even stop playing that chord progression just keep going. Verse “Well, open up your mind and see like me…” Then you go through the chords now what we’re doing right here is we’ve
got this strum that goes like this… So, we’re playing this strum, we’re going… Down, down, down up down up These are the same 4 chords… now we go to an A chord So I do an Aa chord there and then I do an ASus4 Like that, and then back to A Then we go back into another chorus. Now we go into the Bridge. So what we got there is a G chord… Same strumming.. now the G with a B bass is played with our
first finger on the second fret on the E string. Like that… mute the A string and then we go to E minor and then we go to D and then we go to C okay… and then we go to A and sometimes I like to throw that
little Asus4 and then back to A this is how I’m doing my A chord, with
one finger… you do it with two fingers.. or three fingers… this is the last Verse. Let’s see here… third Verse… you do that whole third Verse
just like we did the other Verses… you do the Chorus… And that’s all I do, okay? That’s the end of the song. Now let’s throw a cape on and I’ll show
you what I do with the capo, really quick. Okay, let’s see if this is in tune. This is how I play the Chords. G barre
chord, D chord on the fifth fret, E minor, 7th fret… C That’s how I usually do it But I realized I could do it with the G
chord like this… So I can just do it without barre chords okay? So you just do the whole song like
that, and then you end it like you did the other one, when you get to the Chorus… and just end it, ok? Whatever the words are. So, let’s see, do I have anything else to do? I don’t think so. Do you understand that?
Hopefully that will do it. Oh, forgot to tell you to subscribe! Make
sure you subscribe to the quail studios channel, and comment, and “like”. All right? Is that good? Let’s see… I don’t think I have anything else for you, so we’ll see you next time. Thanks! Bye bye!


  • Reply Prince Thushara November 24, 2016 at 10:27 am

    wow thnxxxx

  • Reply Alexis Ferrer November 25, 2016 at 8:19 am

    what is the strumming pattern? plsss

  • Reply Chang Wang December 5, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    How do you do the verse with the slightly muted tones but still have some strings make a clear sound? What should I look up or do you have another video explaining how to play those types of chords?

  • Reply shammishafi09 December 7, 2016 at 9:05 am

    Great lesson!!!!! Can you make tutorial for this song called "Ukulele Girl"

  • Reply Nick Lubben December 7, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    Is this standard tuning?

  • Reply Korakot Kulkijja December 11, 2016 at 10:27 am

    this is awesome <3

  • Reply Nikolay Kolev December 15, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    give me the struming of D C and eM please :))

  • Reply Bel7417 December 17, 2016 at 10:45 am

    this is awesome ! .. thank you.. it helped me alot 😀

  • Reply George Cherian December 20, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    Great tutorial, exactly what I've been looking for! Well explained and the best version of a tutorial for this song I've seen. Thank you so much!

  • Reply boudin noir December 22, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    should i put my cappo on 4th fret or not?

  • Reply Dave Vivlamore December 22, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    Awesome lesson…. and you are very talented, yes if you haven't done a cover you should!

  • Reply albert tindog December 28, 2016 at 2:25 am

    blah blah

  • Reply qianchun xu December 29, 2016 at 7:09 am

    Hi, I'm actually confused the strumming part for intro not just for the C chord thx. 🙂

  • Reply FitrX Gaming December 30, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    can i have the strumming pattern ?

  • Reply ActionMoviesAnthem January 13, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    I dont know how read the tAb can you explain to me the fingerstyle clearly in the c please

  • Reply NekomaCatsHQ January 19, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    strumming pattern?

  • Reply David Te January 26, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    This is awesome. i already understood the chords, specially the Intro. so beautiful thanks a lot. ☺

  • Reply Misterrossie February 7, 2017 at 9:19 am

    This guy is so good damn haha

  • Reply Ginger Ancona February 10, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    i took lessons at RockValley38yrs.ago

  • Reply magnum mesiona February 13, 2017 at 1:33 am

    Thank you buddy

  • Reply Bert Gabriel Jimenez February 22, 2017 at 10:43 am

    Can This work on Standard Tuning?

  • Reply Quail Studios Guitar February 22, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Here is a comment from Friend that I can't approve in my "likely spam" folder. "For the intro…is the strum pattern the same? like when you slide ring and pinky from 3 to 5 fret. you strum down the g chord. After that i'm lost lol. Is it the same pattern as D-D-DUDU?" The answer is – you can play it that way or modify it if you need to. Thanks for posting. 🙂

  • Reply matias Castillo February 26, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    Is it okay if i dont mute the strings while strumming?

  • Reply nilv504 March 20, 2017 at 4:40 am

    thank you, that was very good..

  • Reply Marlon Balce April 11, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    Tabs written up side down😁

  • Reply Bert Gabriel Jimenez April 12, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    Pls can someone tell me the bar chords when you play with a cappo on the 2nd fret…

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  • Reply Earl _iu May 6, 2017 at 5:31 am

    Hey! It's a good great tutorial, it helps a lot. but im confused about the palm muting part. for the strum part ,D D DUDU …Do we need to mute all the down part in the verse.cause i don't know how to make the sound like you made in the video. Thx a lot for the video.

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  • Reply void hillin May 16, 2017 at 11:03 am

    Gee the guitar sounds so amazing

  • Reply Denny Signorelli May 16, 2017 at 11:11 am

    Ottimo lavoro 😃 anche io propongo un tutorial ma leggermente differente e con una tablatura..
    Dateci un occhiata se vi va

  • Reply Marco Salerno May 19, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    Tom diferente

  • Reply Januar Apostol May 20, 2017 at 4:03 am


  • Reply Tariq Habib June 3, 2017 at 9:08 am

    Perfect pace of teaching. Thanks. Great teacher.

  • Reply Philippe Baillargeon June 6, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    3:59 I think is on the B string and not the A string. I'm a bit confused..

  • Reply kenneth jason June 8, 2017 at 8:06 am

    You Play n sing"" awesome |||| Moves are Excellent ****

  • Reply Kriti Pokharel Chhetri July 11, 2017 at 6:59 am

    Which guitar is that?

  • Reply minpau2007 July 18, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    you are the best player ever.

  • Reply maati blues July 22, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    wowowow u make it easy for me and u have nice voice lol thanks bro thyanks alot

  • Reply The Psycho July 23, 2017 at 2:59 am

    strumming pattern pls

  • Reply Laura dom July 26, 2017 at 4:52 pm


  • Reply Santi Hker July 31, 2017 at 12:16 pm


  • Reply vkanchi August 10, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    Thanks for the very helpful video!

  • Reply nicko olorga August 26, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    How's the c chord intro i dont get it

  • Reply 小任 August 28, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    I know why that intro looks so hard. Because the tone takes the last half beat of previous chord and the first beat of next chord. So it's difficult to play strum like "D D DUDU" for every section.
    G D E C
    | x - - - | x - - / | x - - - | x - - / | x - - - | x - - - / | x - - -
    12 1 12 7 56 3 3 34

  • Reply Hernani Ferrer September 14, 2017 at 10:48 am

    perfect! it!

  • Reply FirestarGaming September 23, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    Is this the Bob Ross of guitar?

  • Reply naiko bondoc October 4, 2017 at 4:51 am

    what is the strumming pattern

  • Reply alice SMITH October 31, 2017 at 11:26 am

    This is the best lesson ever thank you may i ask any tips for me ? i have two fused thumbs i do play but not as i use to i can not hold a pick i lost a lot of strength in both my hands i can not do bar chords at all very hard to do a f chord i can do all the other chords i finger pick with two fingers only i am looking for a better way to change chords i was just going to give up on playing but watching you make me want to play i think you play so beautiful not like any other teacher i have ever saw your own style and i love it
    may i ask what kind of guitar you play i?t sounds so beautiful i just love it
    Thank you for the wonderful lesson i am happy i found you
    God bless

  • Reply alice SMITH October 31, 2017 at 11:28 am

    can you upload a lesson on count on me i would love to listen to you play that song you play so beautiful

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  • Reply Lauren Janell November 6, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    A friend of mine suggested that I learn guitar. I’m considering it so in time maybe I can learn this song 🙂 Can you recommend a good guitar for beginners?

  • Reply Nightmare Moon• November 30, 2017 at 5:05 am

    You have a good voice

  • Reply Nightmare Moon• November 30, 2017 at 5:05 am

    You have a good voice

  • Reply Akrit Malla December 19, 2017 at 4:55 am

    Hey bro what you do at the C part.. please focus there more cause you are really making me sick

  • Reply Jaja Miharja December 22, 2017 at 6:51 am

    like your style …so cool .. especliallly the puuuuuuwwww sound haha!

  • Reply keaton verginakis December 22, 2017 at 11:33 am

    The correct strum counting for ur rhythm description is 1,2,3&,4&

  • Reply ボーカロイドKagamineLen December 23, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    How can i do the Asus4?

  • Reply Minion Gold February 8, 2018 at 10:54 am

    Just asking whats the strumming pattern?

  • Reply Bella Jungz February 11, 2018 at 9:12 am

    a new subscriber here. 🙂

  • Reply faisal syed February 11, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    you're amazing uncle ..!!

  • Reply Fionalleen 9319 February 13, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    Whats the strumming?

  • Reply Antonio Mijares February 19, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    Very good and clear teaching. Awesome!!! Thanks…

  • Reply Peter Watson February 21, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    Wow, you are so good Sir! Wish I'd found your vids. sooner.

  • Reply Peter Watson February 27, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    It would be great if you did a full cover of this song…. please!

  • Reply Peter Watson March 3, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    Sorry for being slow to reply. You have a great voice and so thought it would be nice to hear your full cover of the song and yes it would help me get a better appreciation of the song as there are a lot of versions out there.

  • Reply Dylan Jarrett March 15, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    You are amazing!!!!!! And sorry but what's the strumming pattern

  • Reply Aaron Cervantes Flores March 25, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    Awesome tutorial and nice voice BTW.

  • Reply Mike Wilson D April 16, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    Can you teach me how to read those number and how to apply on guitar please I don't really understand how to pick thos numbers.

  • Reply Bima Sudiarto April 17, 2018 at 5:11 am

    You're priceless, Hal. Thank you!

  • Reply FraSMoe April 27, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    Help,I dont get the C Chord in the harder intro.Is the pinky still in the E string throughout the strumming of the C Chord?

  • Reply wilfried zeeuwen April 30, 2018 at 12:46 am

    Thank you..super.

  • Reply Sonita Te June 13, 2018 at 10:34 am

    Hello , I got a question~ this is a very beautiful guitar playing. It likes you know the guitar well. And my question is how to know the basic of the guitar well ? Where to start ?

  • Reply alma calvillo June 13, 2018 at 10:22 pm

    what pattern do you have to do in
    the intro

  • Reply Alonamae Genabe June 16, 2018 at 12:50 am

    I want to learn play guitar

  • Reply Lazeon HD July 13, 2018 at 7:11 am

    Bro what i really need help is the strumming pattern pls help from intro to last i dont get the struming pattern

  • Reply creepy truck driver July 27, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    I am confused about the C intro strumming. Is it really b0-0-1 then g-0 then D-2 then b1e3 then the full C (_32013)?

    Also I have trouble with the rhythm and pauses of your strumming, it feels like it isn't just a D D DUDU. instead I hear : D D UDUD D U D (no three consecutive D strokes found)

  • Reply nanik pujiati August 8, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    I really love your voice

  • Reply Michael Ngangom August 12, 2018 at 12:49 am

    Nice n easy lesson,thnks very much

  • Reply fernando cisneros August 27, 2018 at 3:34 am

    Okay so how do I strum this ?

  • Reply Grant Grove August 31, 2018 at 5:00 am

    Your teaching style is how I learned 🎸 guitar all my life. Thanks

  • Reply V for Vixen September 2, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    Amazing tutorial!
    My best mate used to play this song on his acoustic phenomenally. 🙂

  • Reply Panha Chhunly September 3, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    I love it very much……….

  • Reply ha07668 September 8, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    so great, i love your voice

  • Reply Rodrigo García Padilla September 15, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    Is great that you divide the parts of the video in the descripción is so useful…

  • Reply christian eloid September 17, 2018 at 7:17 am


  • Reply Quail Studios Guitar September 20, 2018 at 8:27 pm

    Here's the cover of this song.

  • Reply Jonnie Roy September 29, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    Amazing video ,,, thank you

  • Reply mike huffman October 1, 2018 at 3:48 am

    Wow! That guitar is spectacular!

  • Reply Sombuddha Biswas November 2, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    amazing voice man !!!

  • Reply Weedy Guitar Studio November 5, 2018 at 6:58 am

    Really beautiful song great job my friend I already subbed an this one is getting a big like

  • Reply Norman Tng November 18, 2018 at 5:01 am

    I watch many time???… like the way you teach for this songs…

  • Reply Jimbo Jambo November 24, 2018 at 10:00 am

    I cant learn anything you teach because you left out the STRUMMING PATTERNI've looked over this video twelve times to work it out and just don't understand it

  • Reply Hamed slash November 29, 2018 at 12:07 am


  • Reply Chris Cooper January 29, 2019 at 3:41 am

    Is this the dad from family ties? He’s talented.

  • Reply Jayant Shukla February 8, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    You sing so sweet and perfect and that guitar is awesome:)

  • Reply Juni ariansyah March 9, 2019 at 8:33 am

    I like this vidio 👌🏻

  • Reply Ro Lis June 11, 2019 at 7:15 am

    How you can play D and C barre chord , i cant play that because for example on d barre chord needed use 3 finger on 9th fret. How do you use just 1 finger?

  • Reply M. Roberts August 13, 2019 at 12:15 am

    Really great lesson.. Thanks man🙂

  • Reply Kiabe Ebaik October 31, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    Nice tutorial bro!

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