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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.

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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 everyone! In this lesson, we’re going to learn to play “I Saw Her Standing There” by The Beatles, using a single movable barre chord shape. This lesson is designed to help you with the early stages of learning barre chords.

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The lesson begins with the shapes. I have given you a couple options for the first shape as there are 2 variations of E7 that I think would be appropriate to learn at this level. One of them is like a C chord, but further up the neck, and the other one is the basis for our barre shape. The cool thing about this: The E shape (when played with the correct fingering) can slide up the fretboard, and then you just put down your 1st finger and you have the 2nd shape (A7). From there, all you do is move the shape a couple frets higher to get B7, and another to get C7.

Once we’re comfortable with the shapes, we practice switching while playing downstrokes only (so we can focus on the chord switches). After that, we learn a rhythm part that takes advantage of the barre chords and lets us play dynamically (which isn’t as possible/easy with the regular open chords).

The lesson concludes with a play-along where we go through the whole song slowly.

I hope this helps you with your barre chords. See you soon!
-James

2019-03-24T12:10:33-08:00 January 30th, 2019|Categories: barre chords, Strum Along, technique|