How to Play Every Breath You Take by The Police

If you really want to give your fingers a workout then check out How to Play Every Breath You Take by The Police. These sweet-sounding chords really make you stretch and gives a great workout for your fretting hand. This classic tune is a crowd favorite and will surely impress your friends and family.

How to Play Every Breath You Take by The Police -- Easy Rhythm Guitar Lesson

Every Breath You Take

About The Police

The Police was an English rock band formed in 1977 in London by drummer Stewart Copeland after he exchanged numbers with bassist/vocalist Sting. The Police gained popularity in the late 70s in the British New Wave music scene.

They released their first album, Outlandos D’Amour in 1978 which featured the singles “Can’t Stand Losing You” and “Roxane” and reached number six on the UK charts. Their second album, Reggatta de Blanc, was released in 1979 and became number one in the UK and Australia thanks to the singles “Message In A Bottle” and “Walk On The Moon”. Their final album, Synchronicity, was released in 1983 and was a number one album in the UK, Italy, the US, Australia and Canada. The album sold over 8 million copies and featured their biggest hit “Every Breath You Take”.

The Police disbanded in 1986 and then reunited in 2007 for a tour that lasted until 2008; making them the highest earning musicians in 2008. The Police have sold over 75 million albums making them one of the best selling artists of all time. The Police have been awarded six Grammy awards, an MTV Music Video Award and two Brit Awards including best band. Four of their five studio albums have been listed in Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and they are listed in Rolling Stone’s and VH1s 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

The Police ended after frontman Sting decided to do a solo career and guitarist Andy Summers and drummer Stewart Copeland both went on to have successful solo careers as well.

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