Welcome to my Nat King Cole Unforgettable chords page where you'll find my acoustic guitar demo, purchase link to the full lesson, the lyrics to the song as well as a free .pdf to this songs chord sheet you can download.
What can be said about this song from my perspective is that I'm not following the original version here. This version omits the 3 or 4 fret key change that these cats put in when the song moves to the break. As if the chords in this are not complex enough, it gets ridiculous when trying to follow this change on an acoustic, unless you're a seasoned jazz musician, which I am not.
So the video lesson explains the intro and then eventually you'll be using the following chords:
For rhythm on this one I've kept it pretty simple with a root down up root up down up will work all the way through. You can of course just strum over the chords as you encounter then from the chord sheet and put you're own mellow spin on the song.
I kept the picking break in the key in which I started the song in as the demo video explains so you don't have to go thru another bunch of complex chord shapes. And of course I'm improvising in this area.
Anytime you take on a Nat King Cole song you've got to be prepared to play some strange chord shapes or be ready to modify the song in some fashion as I've done here. As I'm not a jazz musician, some Nat King Cole songs are very complex to play acoustically like this one, The Christmas Song, and Nature Boy.
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