Hey everyone! In today’s lesson we’re going to learn “Feelin’ Alright” by Traffic (you might even be more familiar with the Joe Cocker version). Either way, this one is super simple: just two chords and strumming pattern!
If you’re just getting started you might need some extra help. I have 2 resources for that:
Having trouble with the basics? You’ll want to check out my Beginner Guitar Course! More information here: https://goodguitarist.com/beginner-guitar-course/
And there’s my FREE eBOOK (which is free for all subscribers!) – You can use it to help you build a solid foundation: chords, switching, progressions, riffs, techniques… everything it takes to be a “good guitarist.” You can find it here: https://goodguitarist.com/learn-rhythm-guitar/
The lesson begins with the chord shapes: C and F. I give you a few options for F. There’s the barre chord and there’s also an easy one that I go over in my ebook and my course.
Once we’ve taken a look at the chord shapes, we practice them with downstrokes only so we can focus on making nice clean chord switches.
And after that we take a look at the strumming pattern. For this song the actual strumming pattern is a little bit longer than usual. I show you how to play that one but I also show you an easier one that you can play (that’s based off of the longer one).
Finally the last thing we do is put it all together and play through the song.
I hope you enjoy this very easy guitar tutorial and I’ll see you next time!