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Watch the Careless Love online guitar lesson by Brooks Robertson from Essentials: Boom-Chick Fingerstyle Etudes

This great tune has been recorded by many iconic artists including Ray Charles, Louis Armstrong, Pete Seeger, Madeleine Peyroux, Joan Baez, and countless others. We'll be learning the arrangement in the guitar-friendly key of E, utilizing basic techniques like steady boom-chick thumb rotation, muting the bass strings with the palm of the hand, and playing chords in multiple positions on the neck to accommodate the use of open strings and melody.

It's important to take your time when learning the tune, first just listening and watching the performance a few times through before diving in. Be sure to work efficiently, on small sections (roughly 2 - 4 measures) at a time.