Beth Hart Tell Her You Belong to Me is such a good song. But what else would you expect coming from Beth Hart? She has such a great voice. The first time I heard this song. I knew with the chord progression the rhythm and of course the vocals. I would need to learn this song. And now I am doing this guitar lesson to share it with you.
See what’s in this lesson; Beth Hart Tell Her You Belong to Me.
Beth Hart Tell Her You Belong to Me
- Tell Her You Belong to Me Chords & Finger Position
- Learn the Chord progression to Beth Hart Tell Her You Belong.
- To Help you with playing this song the Tab is provided.
- Beth Hart Tell Her You Belong Lyrics.
- How to play Arpeggiated Chords.
If your ready to learn how to play Tell Her You Belong to Me. Then grab your guitar and get ready to have some fun.
Beth Hart Tell Her You Belong to Me Chords
There are a lot of “how to play” Chords out there and when you listen to the song. The chords just don’t match up. So After a lot of listening these are the chords I use to play this song. First lets take a look at the chords with these chord charts.
The song starts out with a slow Tempo and the chords are arpeggiated. I will show you the finger position, chord progression and then how to play the arpeggiated chords. But first look how to play these chords.
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G Major Chord Finger Position in Tell Her You belong to Me
- Place your thumb on the 6th string at the 3rd fret.
- Your first finger is at the 3rd fret of the B string. (2nd string)
- Then place your second finger on the 4th fret of the G string. (3rd string)
- Place your 3rd finger at the 5th fret on the D string. Which is the 4th string.
Usually I Don’t use my thumb when playing. And when starting out playing the guitar I don’t recommend using your thumb over the top of the guitar. But to play this song I found that this is the best way to play the G and G# to get the same tones from the notes being played. Also the Bass player is playing the low notes. When your playing by yourself you want a more full sound. So this way you can incorporate the bass line too.
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G# Chord Finger Position in Tell Her You belong to Me
The G# Finger position is the same but everything is moved up one fret.
- Place your thumb on the 6th string at the 4th fret.
- Your first finger is at the 4th fret of the B string. (2nd string)
- Then place your second finger on the 5th fret of the G string. (3rd string)
- Place your 3rd finger at the 6th fret on the D string. Which is the 4th string.
D Chord Finger Position
- Place your finger on the 3rd string. The G string. At the second fret.
- Put your second finger on the 1st string. (E string). Also at the second fret.
- Then your third finger is on the 2nd string. (B string). At the third fret.
- Strum from the 4th string down. Don’t play the 5th or 6th string.
C Chord Finger Position
- Place your first finger on the B string, at the first fret. (2nd string).
- Your second finger is on the D string. 4th string, at the second fret.
- Then your third finger is on the 5th string. At the third fret. Which is the A string.
- When Strumming the C chord. Don’t play the 6 string.
Em Chord Finger Position
- Your second finger is placed on the 5th string. At the second fret.
- Put your third finger on the 4th string. Also at the second fret.
- When strumming the Em chord you can play all the strings.
B7 Finger Position
- Place your first finger on the 4th string at the 1st fret. The D string.
- Next place your second finger on the 5th string at the second fret. (A string).
- Your third finger is on the 3rd string at the 2nd fret. (G string).
- Then your Pinkie is on the 1st string at the second fret. (E string).
- Strum the first 5 strings only.
Cm Chord Finger Position
- Place your first finger across the first 5 strings, at the 3rd fret.
- Your second finger is on the 2nd string (B string), at the 4th fret.
- Then your 3rd finger is on the 4th string (D string) at the 5th fret.
- Below your third finger still at the 5th fret put your pinkie on the 3rd string. (G string)
- Don’t play the 6th string.
Am Chord Finger Position
- Place your first finger on the 2nd string. The B String, at the 1st fret.
- Put your second finger on the 4th string, (D string) at the second fret.
- Then your third finger is on the G string, (3rd string) at the second fret.
- Strum from the fourth string down.
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How to Arpeggiate the Chords in Tell Her She Belongs to Me
The chords in this song are G G# Am D Em C B7 and Cm. At the beginning of the song the chords are arppeggiated. See what strings to play in the correct order to play them in this song. Also the order is thickest to thinnest strings 6 5 4 3 2 1.
- G Chord – 6 4 3 2 3 4
- G# Chord – 6 4 3 2 3 4
- Am Chord – 5 4 3 2 3 4
- D Chord – 4 3 2 1 2 3
- Em Chord – Strum
- C Chord – Strum
- B7 Chord – Strum
- Cm Chord – Strum
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Chord progression to Beth Hart Tell Her You Belong to Me
The Tempo is slow and you could strum the chords but let me tell you how to play the chords arpeggiated like you hear on the record. The chords start out G G# Am D G and back to D.
Set up your fretting fingers to play the G chord. This is how the song starts out with the G. Then you want to pick these strings two times through. 6 4 3 2 3 4. After playing those strings two times through move to the G# chord. Just keep your fingers in the same position and move up one fret.
Then you play the G# the same way, and play the string in that same order two times through. 6 4 3 2 3 4.
The song quickly moves to the Am chord.
Playing the Am chord you are going to arpeggiate the chord. Playing these strings in this order: 5 4 3 2 2 3 4. Notes you are starting from the bottom or lowest sounding notes. And going up to the high notes, and back down again.
Immediately after that you move to the D chord and play strings: 4 3 2 1 2 3. Then it goes to the G chord. This time you are playing a G in the open position. (See the Diagram for G chord).
So after you are fretting the G open chord, you just need to pick strings: 6 4 3.
Then one quick strum of the G and mute the string to stop the sound and then strum the D chord again. When you strum the G you are only going to strum the higher strings. Maybe the first 3 strings.
A Word of Encouragement
This sounds like a lot, but if you listen to the song. It is spot on and you will get what I’m talking about here.
Then it goes to the G like you played at the beginning of the song. And you are going to play an arpeggiated chord. This time picking strings 6 4 3 2. Keeping your second finger in position pick the G string. (3rd string) And hammer on the G string at the 5th fret. (Using your 3rd finger hammer on the 5th fret of 3rd string). Then pick the G string again.
Moving to the G# playing the same arpeggiated chord sequence of strings. Play them 2 times through; 6 4 3 2 3 4. Next your going to play strings. Then Pick these strings; On the 6th string fret the 4th fret and pick the string. Then on the 5 7 8 Frets of the high E string. (First string) Fret those frets and pick the strings. And play the D chord. You are going to arpeggiate the D chord by playing these strings in this order; 4 3 2 1 2 3.
Back to G for one quick strum and mute the chord. The next chord is the Em chord and now you are strumming. This isshe is where Beth Hart is singing “there’s a river on my skin.” The timing is two beats of the Em chord and then 2 beats of the C, G, D, C, G. And two bars of D.
After that we are now at this part of the song. ” IF you want to hold me.” Your starting this with a G chord just like how it is played in the beginning of the song. And you are strumming the chord. Play the G for two bars. Next play the Am chord and you here in the song individual notes being played. I play them like this.
Your fretting hand is setup to play the Am chord. So pick the G string. (3rd string) and then raise your first finger off the 2nd string. And play the open B string. Then put your first finger back down and pick the B strings again. Which you are playing the note at the first fret on the B string.
Next move the D and then play the G chord. You can play the notes after the G. Which fret the 4th fret of the G string. Which is the 3rd string and hammer on at the 5th fret of the G string. Then Fret the 4th fret of the G string and pick the string. Fret the 2nd fret of the G string and pick that note. Playing the G string. Lastly play the open 4th string. Which is the D string. Which will move you right into playing the D chord.
Next Part of the Song
She’s now singing “I’ve Been at the bottom,” And you are going to play the G chord. Then Play the B7 for 3 beats. The G C G Am D. Then 3 bars of G.
Now your at the part of the song “She’ll Never Win.” And you are going to play two bars of the C chord, two bars of the Cm chord. Then play the G and D chord. Remember the rhythm is 3 beats.
After that Play two bars of Em, a bar of C two bars of Cm and 4 bars of the D chord. Ending with a full stop of the D.
The instrumental is next!
While the instrumental is playing the rhythm is G G G# G# G# Am D G D. You play that 3 times through. Although the third time through is the beginning of another verse and then the outro. Which is D G B7 Em G C G Am D G.
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Beth Hart Tell Her You Belong Tab
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Beth Hart Tell Her You Belong Lyrics
Tell her Your mine You have been blind Tell her it's over You belong to me Tell me to come yah like hell I will run Back in to your arms 'Cause you belong to me There's are river on my skin There's dragon in the dark Nothing scares me more than the silence of your hart If you want to hold me If you want to know me again If you want to love me then take me home I've been at the bottom The deep end of the ocean Barely surviving by the dark side of her street Tell her you belong to me She'll never win I'm not giving in No matter how long I'll still be hanging on This kind of love, I'm not giving up So Tell her, Tell her Tell her you a fooling Tell her you a fooling If you want to hold me If you want to know me again If you want to love me then take me home I've been at the bottom The deep end of the ocean Barely surviving by the dark side of her street Tell her you belong to me More Lyrics to Beth Harts I'd Rather Go Blind
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Who is Beth Hart?
Elizabeth Hart an American singer song writer and musician. She was born in Los Angeles California in Jan. 24 1972. Became famous in 1999 for the Album single LA song Out of this town. And since then has topped the charts of blues billboard. And has done many collaborations with many in the music industry. One of my favorites is with Joe Bonamassa. Here is a link to read about Beth’s early Years.