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Hey everyone! In today’s lesson, I’m going to be showing you all how to play “Kiss Me” by Sixpence None The Richer. This one is a little beyond “beginner” as it uses many chord shapes and the strumming pattern changes throughout the tune.

If you find that you need some help with it, 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: http://goodguitarist.com/learn-rhythm-guitar/ (You’ll also find my Lead eBook there, too!)

If you need help with the B minor barre chord, check out my course “Barre Chords Made Easy” – free trial here: https://goodguitarist.com/barre-chords

The lesson begins with the chord shapes for the verse. There are several “D” chords (D, D major 7, D7) and G. We go over the best fingerings and fastest ways to switch, then practice them all, using downstrokes only.

Next, we learn a strumming pattern for this part and practice it by itself, then with the chord shapes. The strumming pattern is double-length so it might be a bit more difficult if you’re struggling with rhythm, so we take the time to break it down and simplify it.

The next part of the song requires some new chord shapes (Em, A, Bm barre chord, A/C#) and the strumming changes throughout. THIS is where the song starts to get tricky. We go through it bit-by-bit and everything is clearly laid out on screen (diagrams, etc). I want to make this as easy as possible for you!

Once we’ve gotten all the components together, we play the song once through, WITHOUT a capo. This is important, because if you want to play along with the original recording, you’ll need to place a capo at the 1st fret. This way, even if you don’t have one, you’ll be able to get the experience of playing along with someone.

All-in-all, this one is a bit trickier than your usual strummer, but certainly worth the extra effort 🙂

-James

Hey everybody! In today’s lesson we’re going to learn a classic reggae tune by Bob Marley, “Get Up, Stand Up.” This song only uses one chord the whole time – the caveat: it is a bar chord. So, even though there’s just one chord, it’s still going to take a little bit of work. On top of that, were also going to show you all of the incredible lead lines performed by Bob Marley’s guitar player (probably Peter Tosh on this recording? Correct me if I’m wrong please!).


If you need help with that ONE barre chord used in this song, I recommend taking a peek at my latest course, “Barre Chords Made Easy” – https://goodguitarist.com/barre-chords/

The lesson begins with the rhythm which is incredibly simple. We can either use a C minor or B minor barre chord shape (depending on your preference since this song is actually BETWEEN the two keys… it’s not really in either. You’ll know what I mean when you try to play along with the original recording your rhythm will either sound to flat or too sharp – and it’s totally not worth it to re-tune your guitar.. it makes more sense to just play the song in a normal key).

Anyway, we take a look at the shape and an easy way to play it, for those of you who are newer to guitar, and a couple places you can play the shape. So, we’re REALLY going to explore this one since it is so simple otherwise!

Following that, we’ll take a look at the lead lines. There are three of them: Intro, Chorus and Verse. I take you through them one at a time and we work out all the fine details, the accents & the rhythms… all that good stuff.

And then finally as a little bonus we also learn how to incorporate the chords with the lead so that you can play a much richer sounding very version of this song.

I hope you enjoy the lesson. All the best!
-James

2019-03-24T12:16:38-08:00 February 6th, 2019|Categories: barre chords, Learn A Riff, Resource, Strum Along|Tags: , , , |