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"I'm Yours" (Jason Mraz)

Updated: Jun 26, 2020

First of all, a very Happy Birthday to two-time Grammy Award winner Mr. Mraz, who turns 43 today!

Jason has penned several hits, but "I'm Yours" is probably his best known song.

Opening Riff

The intro has a laid back, summery vibe thanks largely to the double slides:

The palm-muted, off beat second guitar part also helps to give it that tropical feel. But if you want to get close to the original sound, you'll need to de-tune your guitar!

Original Tuning for "I'm Yours"

For this song, Jason uses what is actually a very unusual tuning. The three bass strings (usually tuned E, A, and D) are each tuned a whole tone lower. That gives us the following:

6th string: D

5th string: G

4th string: C

3rd string: G

2nd string: B

1st string: E

He then adds a capo to the 4th fret.

The D-G-C-G-B-E tuning means that all our chord shapes have to change. On the plus side, strings 1, 2, and 3 are unaffected, so the riff you learned above works perfectly with this tuning too.

OK, so here are the shapes you'll need in the D-G-C-G-B-E tuning:

Here's a video of Jason performing the song and using the tuning and shapes you've just learned. Enjoy!

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