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This video guitar lesson goes over how to play the song “The Only Exception” by, Paramore. We recommend you blow it up and make it full screen on your monitor so it is easy to see the chord diagrams that we put on the video for you. Good luck and if you like it please remember to share it with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or anything really… it all will be much appreciated.
We had a request to do this song by one of the students on Pick Strum Play so we decided to give it a go. It actually came out quite well and is a great beginner guitar lesson. There are really only three chords in the song (two have different shapes, but there are three true different chords).
The image of me (Jeff) on the right is a picture of me playing the g chord. From there I play a “d minor” chord and a “c major 7″.
If you have been looking for a song to help you work on your bar chords, this song is great because the intro has two of them. The D minor and C major 7 are both played using a bar chord. It may be a difficult switch for many of you going from the D minor bar chord to the C major 7 bar chord but with practice you will get the hang of it. Don’t get frustrated if you don’t get it right at first. Be persistent.
The way I would recommend learning this song is to play and learn the second set of chords in the song (g major, d minor, and c major 7) but using the easier fingering. At least until you get the rhythm and finger transitions down. Once you get that then try playing the intro.
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This video guitar lesson goes over how to play the song “Everlong” by, Foo Fighters. We recommend you blow it up and make it full screen on your monitor so it is easy to see the chord diagrams that we put on the video for you. Good luck and if you like it please remember to share it with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or anything really… all will be much appreciated.
So pretty much that lesson was way longer than what we expected it to be so I hope you were able to hang in there through the whole lesson. There are many lessons on the internet that teach you how to play Everlong by the Foo Fighters but I don’t think you’ll find one that goes into so much detail and depth like the one here on Pick Strum Play.
My favorite part of the song is the bridge that is right before the singing part. When you need to stretch your index finger down about 5 frets. It’s hard to play but with practice you’ll be able to get the hang of it.
As you can see there’s Jeff making that chord! With practice you can too.
Don’t let yourself get too worried about this song, it really is not too hard – it is only a few chords. The tricky part is getting the rhythm and strumming patterns down. Once you get that you’ll learn it in no time. We tried our best to lay this out for you in the easiest way possible so you can learn it fast.
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This hi-def guitar lesson video goes over how to play the song “Glycerine” by, Bush.
Glycerine is one of the easiest songs that Pick Strum Play goes over. This song uses a total of four power chords! That doesn’t make it a bad song though. Just super easy. Get it down and it’s really easy to sing along to.
Here are the steps you need to take in order to learn this song.
Learn how to make a power chord shape chord on your guitar.
Get yourself to be able to move the power chord shape up and along the fret board naturally by practicing.
This song is great for beginners that are looking to learn an entire song because it just uses power chords.
Something that I did not go into much depth over in the video is the portion of the song where you lightly touch the strings without pressing down on the frets to give it a blank tone. To do this just lightly touch the strings without pressing down on them. Check out the sound your making!
There really are only two main parts to this song and both parts use the same chords, so you should be able to get it down fairly quickly.
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Chords used in standard tuning: F Power Chord, C Power Chord, D Power Chord, A# or Bb Power Chord
This hi-def guitar lesson video goes over how to play the song “Cailin” by, Unwritten Law.
The truth is to many Cailin sounds like a fairly tricky song to learn on guitar but really it is quite simple once you get the hang of it. The chorus uses four main chords which include a C, D, G, and E. All major chords.
Here are the steps you need to take in order to learn this song.
Get the rhythm to the song down.
Get your fingers to naturally switch chords for you – you’ll get the hang of it. Easier said then done but with practice it can be done!
This is actually a great song to practice your chord changes with.
Something that I did not go to much in depth over in my video lesson for Cailin was the portion of the song that used Power chords. Make sure when you are trying to play this… slide your E power chord position to the F# power chord position, then on to the G Power Chord. Again with practice you’ll be able to get it. Play along with me in the video while you are learning how to play it. It will help considerably.
There are only four main parts to the song so it should be one that you’ll be able to catch on to pretty easily. Remember you can always pause the video if you are having troubles with one part, so don’t be afraid to use the pause button.
One part of the song that I did not go over at all is the little solo that is played. Maybe in the future there will be a video on how to play it. So make sure to stay active by commenting on the site. Sign up to the RSS feed to find out when there are new videos added.
Chords used in standard tuning: C Chord, D Chord, G Chord, E Chord, E Power Chord, F# Power Chord, G Power Chord.