“All I Have To Do Is Dream” Intermediate Rhythm Guitar Lesson

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Hey everyone! In today’s lesson we’re going to take another look at “All I Have To Do Is Dream” by the Everly Brothers. Last time, we played it with a capo at the 4th fret, allowing us to use simple shapes to get through the song. In this lesson, we’re going to play it more like how they would have back in the day (without a capo). This means we need to use some barre chords, but at the same time, it opens up the lower area of our guitars and gives us some really resonant bass sounds, compared to the easy version.

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The lesson begins with the chord shapes. The basic progression uses 4 chords, so we learn those first. This constitutes 90% of the song. Once we get a hang of the E, C#m, A and B chords, we play them with downstrokes, counting out the beats to make sure it’s all good as far as the timing goes.

Following that, we add some rhythm. This pattern is pretty simple, but has some nuances that I take a moment to work out with you. I think the most important thing is to keep the pattern going. It’s tough to do that when your attention is heavily focused on the barre chords, but this is HOW you get these things to become second nature.

The transition between the two parts is also worth taking a look at, as it uses a simple bassline and really makes it feel and sound a LOT more like the tune.

The only other part is the B-section. More barre chords! Yay! F#m, F#7, G#m. These are kinda tough, but I show you some tips to make them a bit easier.

Finally, we conclude the lesson by playing through all the parts, nice and slow.