“Perfect” CHORDS: G, C, D, Em (optional: D/F#)
“Perfect” STRUMMING PATTERN: ddd Ddd ddd Ddd
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“Perfect” TABLE OF CONTENTS
0:00 – INTRO
2:08 – CHORDS + SWITCHING TIPS
3:26 – SWITCHING PRACTICE
4:12 – STRUMMING PATTERN
7:00 – VERSE PLAY-ALONG
7:55 – THE CHORUS
11:29 – CHORUS PLAY-ALONG
12:42 – SONG FORM
The lesson begins with the easiest chord shapes on guitar: G, C, D, Em. We learn how to play them and we practice switching between them using downstrokes only, just so we can count out the chords for the right amount of time.
The strumming pattern for this one is very simple: It’s all downstrokes. What’s important is that we accent beats two and four. This is great for building up your sense of rhythm.
Once we’ve mastered the chord progression and strumming separately, we put them together and we play through the verse nice and slow.
All that’s left now is to learn the chorus. For the most part, it’s a super easy chord progression. There is one bit at the end where we have to strum a few chords in a row using one stroke each. We go over that separately and then we integrate it with the other progression and we play through the chorus together.
Finally we discuss how to play through the entire song.
If you’d like to practice the entire song with me, there’s a full playthrough available on my Patreon page, where I play through the entire song, start to finish. More information on that here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/58833359/
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