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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 everyone! In today’s lesson, we’re going to learn to play “I Saw Her Standing There” by The Beatles, in a VERY simple way. We’ll be using 7th chords (which are somehow easier than the basic chords) and a simple strumming pattern that’ll have you playing along to this one right away.


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: http://goodguitarist.com/learn-rhythm-guitar/ (You’ll also find my Lead eBook there, too!)

The lesson begins with some chord shapes: E7, A7, B7, C7. They are all quite straight-forward, and if you need extra help with them, I recommend checking out my free resources.

Once we’ve taken a look at the shapes and worked out the switches, we practice playing through the entire chord progression using downstrokes only.

Next up is the strumming. This one is pretty easy as far as patterns go, but even though it’s easy, I want you to make sure you work out the rhythm and count out loud if you’re not feeling 100% solid with it.

After that, we combine the chords and strumming and play through the whole song nice and slow.

I hope you enjoy the lesson and I’ll see you soon!
-James

2019-03-24T12:05:24-08:00 January 23rd, 2019|Categories: Resource, Strum Along|Tags: , , |