If you are ready to learn an easy iconic song. You are in the right place. This is an easy song to play on guitar. Today I will teach you how to play I Fall to Pieces Patsy Cline Guitar Chords.

If you are wondering how to play I Fall to Pieces Patsy Cline Guitar Chords. Then its your lucky day. I Fall to Pieces Patsy Cline Guitar Chords are just the beginning of this guitar lesson. I will show you how to play the chords. Chord Progression and rhythm pattern. I Also added 2 bonuses one a video tutorial and the chord sheet.

If your ready to learn this iconic song. That is in this Patsy Cline guitar lesson. Then grab your guitar and lets get to it.

Patsy Cline Chords for Beginners

The first thing we are going to get into, are the chords. What chords are in this song. The chords for the most part are easy open chords. But even with a capo there are some bar chords. Unfortunately there is no escape from them.

If you are not good with playing a bar chord. More than likely its due to the fact that your fingers and hands are not strong enough to hold the chords down.

Take a look at Whats the Secrets to bar chords for tips to help you. Also in the Bootcamp course there are exercises specific to strengthening your hands for bar chords.

The chords that we are going to cover in this guitar lesson I fall to pieces are: A D E7 E C#m Cm. Here are chord diagrams for the chords. If you need help learning how to read a chord diagram. Get this quick refresher on how to read chord charts.

I Fall to Pieces Patsy Cline Guitar Chords

These are the chords that are going to be played. But you need to place the capo on the first fret. This is to be in the same key as the Song. If you need to buy a capo check out the variety here.

Every thing is relative to the capo. When using a capo. Then the capo is the nut of the guitar. So when you say one fret. That is one fret from the capo. If you need more of an insight on whats the use of a capo

How to Position Your Hand for the A Major Open Chord

  • All your fingers are placed at the second fret.
  • First finger is on the D string. Which is the 4th string.
  • Your second finger is on the G string. The 3rd string.
  • Then your third finger is on the B string. Second string.
  • When strumming the A chord strum from the 5th string down.

Finger Position of the D Major Chord

  • Your first finger is placed at the second fret of the 3rd string.
  • Next your second finger is on the E string, at the second fret. The first string.
  • Then your third finger is at the third fret of the B string. Which is the second string.
  • Strum from the 4th string down. Do not play the 5th or 6th string.

Finger Position of the E7 Chord

  • Place your first finger on the first fret of the 3rd string. (G string).
  • Your second finger is on the second fret of the 5th string. (A string).
  • You can strum all the strings when playing the E7 chord.

E Major Finger Position

  • Place your first finger on the first fret of the 3rd string. (G string).
  • Your second finger is on the second fret of the 5th string. (A string).
  • Put your third finger on the fourth string, at the second fret.
  • You can strum all the strings when playing the E chord.

F Guitar Chord Finger Position E Shape

  • Place your first finger at the 8th fret, on the 5th string.
  • Use your third finger to bar strings 4 3 2 on the 10th fret.
  • Strum all the strings when playing this shape of the E chord

To learn more about the CAGED System and the chord shapes here is a great resource What is the Caged System.

E Chord Fretting Hand Position I Fall to Pieces Patsy Cline Guitar Chords & Guitar Lesson

  • Place your first finger at the 7th fret, on the 5th string.
  • Use your third finger to bar strings 4 3 2 on the 9th fret.
  • Strum all the strings when playing this shape of the E chord

How Do You Play I Fall To Pieces on Guitar

Remember you have a Capo on the first fret.s

If you are just getting used to playing chords and strumming then you can always just strum the chords. The strumming pattern is D D U U D U. Or Down Down UP UP Down Up. But I like to play the song and add some walk ups to it.

This is how to play the chords country style. Which is an alternate bass line picking. Start with the A chord. When playing the A chord you want to pick and strum and pick and strum.

When you play the A chord You are going to pick the A string. And then strum the A chord. Then pick the D string and strum again. So you are picking the 5th string and then strum. After that pick the 4th string and strum.

The next chord you are going to play is the D. And you are going to pick the D string (4th string). Then strum and pick the A string. (5th) string. And strum again.

Here is the E chord. When playing the E chord you pick the 6th string and strum. Then pick the 5th string and strum.

Playing the E7 chord pick the E string and strum. Then pick the 5th string and strum.

Playing the F and the E chord up the neck. Your fingers are in the same position for both of these chords. You are going to play the same strings and strum. Just one quick strum down and move to the next chord.

There is an easy walk up in the song too. Which I will show you. That’s how to play the chords. Next is the chord progression.

Patsy Cline I Fall to Pieces Chord Progression

The chord progression in Patsy Cline’s I fall to Pieces is:

  • The Intro goes like this. There are some notes played before the chords. They are on the 5th string. Place your finger at the 4th fret. Then pick the 5th string. Then play the open D string which is the 4th string. Next place your finger at the 2nd fret of the D string. Play that note and last place your fingers to play the D chord. And play that.
  • It is best to start that little run with your third finger at the 4th fret. Then use your first finger on the 2nd fret.
  • Then the the chords are D E7 A. After that the verse begins.

I Fall to Pieces Chords in the Verse

  • There is a walk up. Which goes like this. Pick the open E string. Then place your finger at the 2nd fret from the capo. And play the E string. (6th string). Then place your finger at the 4th fret, from the capo on the 6th string. Play the 6th string. (Use your third finger).
  • Pick the open A string. It is the 5th string. And then play the A chord. Then D, E7 , F, E, D, E7 And A.
  • Then there is a walk up. Again you play the open E string. It is the open 2nd fret from the capo. Then cover the 4th fret from the capo on the 6th string. Pick the E string.
  • Repeat and then play A, A, A, D, E, A, D, E, A ,D, E, and A. Play another walk up. This walk up is the same as in the intro.
  • Play the 5th string. Place your finger at the 4th fret. Then pick the 5th string. Then play the open D string which is the 4th string. Next place your finger at the 2nd fret of the D string. Play that note and last place your finger on the 4th fret of the D string. And play that.
  • And then you play chords D, E7, and A.
  • Next play another walk up. ( 0 2 4 on the 6th fret). And play A , D, E, A, C#m, Cm, D, E7 , and A. This is played 3 times.
  • The Outro is D E A D E A E A.

This is a lot of chords to remember be sure to check out the chord sheet.

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The Country Guitar Walk Up in I Fall to Pieces

A walk up is a fancy way to go from one chord to another. By playing individual notes. And you can hear how the song walks up to the next chord. In this great song I Fall to Pieces. This is how to play the walk up.

After play the chords D E7 A. When you get to the A chord. Then there is a walk up. You want to play the open E string. Which is the 6th string. Then place your finger on the 2nd fret from the capo. And play the E string. Next place your finger on the 4th fret from the capo, on the 6th string. Play the open A string. ( 5th string).

I Fall to Pieces Patsy Cline Guitar Chords Sheet


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Another great source to learn a Country Classic song by Willie Nelson is right here: Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain Chords.

I Fall To Pieces Patsy Cline Lyrics

I fall to pieces
each time I see you again
I fall to pieces 
How can I be just your friend

You want me to act like we have never kissed 
You want me to forget 
Pretend we've never met

And I've tried  And I've tried 
But I haven't yet
You walk by and I fall to pieces

I fall to pieces 
Each time someone speaks your name
I fall to pieces  
Time only adds to the flame

You tell me to find someone else to love
Someone who loves me too
The way you used to do
But each time I go out with someone new
You walk by and I fall to pieces
You walk by and I fall to pieces 
Source

Related Questions

Who Recorded I Fall To Pieces?

In 196o Patsy Cline recorded a single called ” I Fall to Pieces.” source This great song was written by Hank Cochran and Harland Howard. This was Patsy Cline’s first hit on the Country charts. It also crossed genres and became a hit on the pop charts.

When Did I Fall To Pieces Come Out?

1961 was a big year for music, and country music in general. When Patsy Cline’s song I Fall to Pieces hit number one. This was the second song of hers to cross over to the pop genre.