Hey, what’s up, guys! Today we’re breaking down “I’m Yours” – a very popular song by Jason Mraz. We’ll learn the chords, work on that reggae-ish rhythm, and have some fun!
So, we’ve got the capo on the 4th fret for this one. I’ll give you a semi-beginner version using open chords, which makes it a bit easier to learn. The song follows the same chord progression throughout, with a small turnaround and a bridge section. The main chords are G, D, E minor, and C.
For the G chord, use your ring finger on the 3rd fret of the B string and your pinky on the 3rd fret of the high E string. The classic D chord comes next, followed by E minor, using your middle and ring fingers for an easier transition to the C chord. This progression forms the basis of the whole song, with a little twist in the form of an A7 chord (2nd fret on the D and B strings) as a turnaround.
The bridge section, which occurs in the middle of the song, has a slightly different rhythm. It uses the G and D chords, with your thumb wrapped around the 2nd fret of the low E string for the D chord. The E minor and C chords follow, and then the bridge finishes with an E7 chord. The C chord is played for twice as long as the other chords in this section.
To achieve the reggae-style strumming, use a down-up-down-up pattern, focusing on the bass or lower notes. Get some palm muting going with your right hand to create a percussive vibe. Let the strings vibrate under your palm as you strum for that authentic reggae sound.
Now, let’s try the bridge with the reggae strumming, and you’ve got the whole song down! Hope to see you in another lesson real soon!