How To: Play the Dire Straits song "Romeo & Juliet" on guitar

Play the Dire Straits song "Romeo & Juliet" on guitar

Want to impress your friends by whipping out your guitar and strumming some of their favorite tunes the next time you are at a party? This guitar lesson teaches you how to play the Dire Straits song "Romeo & Juliet" using open G tuning(D-G-D-G-B-D) with a capo on the 3rd fret. Once you get a hang of these popular guitar chords and tunes, you can start incorporating them into your own songs. With this lesson and a bit of practice you will be able to play "Romeo & Juliet" by Dire Straits on the guitar. And who knows, maybe soon you can play lead guitar in a rock band!

Here's some notes on the chords.

With the capo in the third fret, the open strings play a Bb major.

Barre the second fret and you get a C major.

The opening chord of the intro is an F major. If you can't see my fingering, I'm playing:

The opening chord of the verse is that F again, then the next chord is D minor:

I didn't record the chorus. It uses F major, C major, D minor and Bb major.
The end of the chorus goes to a G minor, which is played like this:

That pretty much gives you the framework for the whole song in this tuning.

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