As you learn to play this fingerstyle arrangement of Can’t Help Falling in Love, be sure to frequently return to the performance and use it as a good reference point and guide.
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
The song is in 6/8 time and follows a straightforward chord progression throughout. Also, as you’ll see, the structure is not particularly difficult to navigate, mainly just a repeated verse/bridge. Because the melody of Can’t Help Falling in Love is so strong and the chords move along nicely, it works great as a solo fingerstyle arrangement.