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Can’t Help Falling in Love Guitar Lesson (Elvis Presley) – Easy Fingerstyle

Elvis Presley









C major

This is the full fingerstyle guitar lesson for Can’t Help Falling in Love.

Can’t Help Falling in Love was recorded in 1961 by the great Elvis Presley and appears on the album Blue Hawaii. Although Elvis sings the version we’re learning in this lesson, it was actually written by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss.

This is a fun and simple arrangement of the song and is aimed more towards beginner fingerstyle players. If you’re after a more advanced version then just click here.

Alright, let’s pick up our guitars and learn how to play Can’t Help Falling in Love!

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Can't Help Falling in Love (Performance)

As you learn to play this fingerstyle arrangement of Can’t Help Falling in Love, be sure to frequently return to the performance as a good reference point and guide.


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Can't Help Falling in Love Guitar Lesson

In this lesson we learn how to play the intro and the verse of the song. I’d recommend getting comfortable with the chord progression initially and then once you’ve learnt that, go ahead and add in the melody. I’ve placed a capo on the 2nd fret to match the original key but this isn’t compulsory and you can play it without one if you wish.

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How to Play the Bridge

The only other section of the song is the bridge. This part is a little fiddly but not too bad – as always, just take your time.

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