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Girls Just Want to Have Fun: Introduction


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Hey there, this is Sharon Aguilar with Guitar Tricks and today I'm going to teach you how to play "Girls Just Want to Have Fun", as made famous by Cyndi Lauper.

This song is an anthem of female attitude and was a worldwide hit and a huge part of 80s culture. This 'synth pop' tune is a perfect example of classic 80s pop guitar tone, and guitar parts that have their own sonic space that fit amongst all the other instruments.

We are going to break down the song in every detail, the chords, dyads, rhythms, palm muting technique, and the gear that it takes to get the tone.

This song is in the key of F# major, in 4/4 time, at a tempo of approximately 120 bpm.