Oh my goodness, y’all! Have y’all heard the song “I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You” by Elvis Presley? It’s such a beautiful, soulful love song that just melts my heart every time I hear it. And guess what? I found some dope resources online to help us learn how to play it on the guitar or ukulele! Let’s get into it.
First up, we got this fingerstyle instrumental TAB from LearnGuitarInLondon.com:
Okay, so this might be a bit advanced for us beginner guitar players, but it’s still worth checking out and practicing. Fingerstyle is a technique where we use our fingers to pluck the strings instead of using a pick. It creates a really pretty, mellow sound that’s perfect for this song. Take your time and go slow until you get the hang of it.
Pro tip: Listen to Elvis Presley’s version of the song and strum along with the rhythm to help you stay on track.
Next, we got these ukulele chords from Maybe:
Okay, let me just say, if you don’t have a ukulele yet, you need to get one ASAP. They’re so much fun to play and perfect for this song. These chords from Maybe are super easy to play and a great place to start if you’re new to the ukulele. The song only uses four chords: C, Em, Am, F. Play along with Elvis’ version of the song to help you get the rhythm down.
Ideas: Try singing along to the song while playing the chords. Or, try a simple strumming pattern like D-DU-UDU for each chord.
Now, we got a beginner guitar lesson from Guitar Lessons:
This is perfect for us beginner guitar players who are just starting out. The chords used in this lesson are the same as the ukulele chords from Maybe: C, Em, Am, F. Follow along with the video and take your time. Don’t worry if you make mistakes, just keep practicing and you’ll get better.
Ideas: After you get the hang of the chords, try strumming along with the song. Don’t forget to sing along too! And if you want to challenge yourself, try fingerpicking the chords instead of strumming.
Last but not least, we got these guitar tabs from GuitarTabs:
Now, these tabs might look a bit intimidating, but they’re actually pretty straightforward once you get the hang of it. Tabs are a way of reading music that show us which frets to play on which strings. Follow the numbers on the tabs and play each note as you read it. This might take a bit of practice, but you got this!
Pro tip: Use a metronome to help you keep time and stay on track.
So there you have it, y’all! Four dope resources to help you learn how to play “I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You” on guitar or ukulele. Take your time, practice, and most importantly, have fun! Music is good for the soul.