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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 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


Having trouble with the basics? You’ll want to check out my Beginner Guitar Course! More information here: https://goodguitarist.com/beginner-guitar-course/

IF YOU NEED REAL HELP WITH BARRE CHORDS, I have a solution: it’s a step-by-step course that takes you from the easiest exercise, all the way to being able to play barre chords in any key (any song!).
Visit the following page for more information: https://goodguitarist.com/barre-chords/

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!)

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: , , |