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Hi all, this is Caren for Guitar Tricks and today I'll be teaching you a made easy version of "Kiss From a Rose", as made famous by Seal. Released back in 1995, this song was a huge hit and won several Grammy awards.

Even with its curious waltz time, lavish harmonies, and epic sound proportions, we find that underneath all of the production is a simple, repeated chord progression. We'll learn the 3 chords make up most of the song, with another 3 sprinkled in for flavor.

We'll learn a strum that expresses the "3 count" feel of this song. Finally we'll take a look at the form/structure and figure out the sneaky "crooked" parts, and end up with a very playable unplugged version of "Kiss From a Rose".

We're in a 3/4 time signature for this song, at a tempo of 132 bpm, in the key of G. We'll be placing a capo at the 3rd fret and using open chord shapes.