All I Want – Kodaline

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Hey everyone!

In today’s lesson, I’m going to show you how to play “All I Want” by Kodaline. The chords and strumming pattern are fairly simple, even a beginner could get a hold of them, but the song is quite fast and it might take a while to get it up to tempo.

The lesson begins with the chord shapes: C, F, G/B and Am. These are all pretty basic but I still take the time to show you a couple tips to make switching easier. We also practice switching through them in order, using downstrokes only. This will help us solidify the chords so we can focus on the strumming pattern.

The strumming pattern in this one is a bit deceptive. It seems like a never-ending chain of down and upstrokes, but the trick here is to accent beat 1. We talk about that, and I also give you some tips for getting a soft tone like they do on the recording.

Next, we learn the chorus and bridge, which are both quite simple… just some chords and strumming. For the bridge, we need 1 new chord shape: Dm.

Finally, I show you a simple chord-melody that you can play over the instrumental part, just in case you want to spice things up a little 🙂

Hope you see you soon!