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Hey everyone! In today’s lesson I’m going to show you all how to play “Shallow” from the movie “A Star Is Born,” as performed by Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. This song is primarily fingerpicked (or flatpicked/hybrid-picked if you prefer to use a pick). It uses quite a few chord shapes, and the patterns are changing throughout the song, so that might provide you with a bit of a challenge, otherwise it’s not too difficult.

Intro sung by the incredible Carmina Bolinao – https://www.youtube.com/user/alacarmina


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We’re going to tackle this song in sections.

INTRO
VERSE
CHORUS
BRIDGE
FINAL CHORUS

For each section, we go over the chord shapes and necessary fingerpicking or strumming patterns. There are quite a few chords in this song, and the fingerings vary: Em7, D/F#, G, C, Cadd9, Dsus2, Am, Am/G, Bm, D, A… yeah… that’s quite a few shapes. But if you work out the transitions, and take this song section-by-section, it shouldn’t be too tough 🙂

Best of luck and I’ll see you next time!
-James

2019-03-24T11:56:45-08:00 January 9th, 2019|Categories: Fingerpicking, Resource, Strum Along|Tags: , , |