Open Chord Practice Tune

Now that you have learned the basic chords and voicings, it's time to break down a mini-song form that incorporates everything we've learned so far. We'll break down and practice one section at a time, and then we will play through the whole form with the backing track. The form is as follows:

Intro Riff





Outro Riff

I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial and have realized that tone you use and the notes you choose to play often go hand in hand when you're playing rock. This concept is not limited to the chord voicings we covered in this tutorial- it's something you always have to be aware of, whether to adapt the tone to the part you're playing or adapt the part to the tone. We'll talk much more about that as we go on!

Instructor Anders Mouridsen
Open Chords Rock!
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Questions & Answers

After several times practicing I felt I was missing something so I watched slowly and noticed that at the end of the verse and chorus you end on an A which is missing from the tab, am I correct? 3 weeks ago
Mike Olekshy 3 weeks ago

Hello thanks for your question! Yes, Anders ends off his slow playing demonstrations of the verse and chorus with a strum of the A chord just to finish the slow playthrough. You don't actually play those final A chords when playing through the whole song - which is why that A strum is not included in the tab.

Hello, how do I know how to tune the guitar for the song ? i have a tuner on my phone app, but I havnt really looked in to how to tune it, now I just went for the standard tune, any suggestions ? 3 months ago
Mike Olekshy 3 months ago

Thanks for your question! Please refer to this tutorial on tuning the guitar: