Fun Fingerstyle Song – Guaranteed – Eddie Vedder

Learn to play the fun fingerstyle song Guaranteed by Eddie Vedder with Guitar Control instructor Darrin Goodman, aka Uncle D. Be sure to get the free tabs to go along with the step by step video instruction and you will be rockin’ this modern classic tonight!

Guaranteed - Eddie Vedder


How’s it going everybody? This is Darrin with bringing this video lesson. Today we’re going to do a little finger style with Guaranteed by Eddie Vedder.

So right now Guitar Control is giving away this really cool free chord chart, there’s a link down in the description where you can get yours. It has every chord you could ever need all neatly compiled on one sheet. It’s in PDF format so you can download it, you can print it off, you can put a copy in your gig bag, put a copy where you practice; so just whatever situation you could have any chord you needed to glance and it’s a free download.

So be sure to click on the link in the description for the tabs and let’s get close up and take a look.

Guaranteed Chords

Alright so first let’s go over the chords that we’ve got in this. So first we’ve got this G, so if you just take the F, first position F chord, you just move it up a whole step so my third finger is on the fifth fret of the D string, my second finger is on the fourth fret of the G string and my first finger is barring the third fret of the B string and the high E string…

And then we’ve got a B minor, but when we play this we’re not actually playing the A string. So when you all you do is you just slide down a half step and then move your middle finger from the G string to the B string, so it’d be on the third fret, so we’re just getting the top end of that chord. And then we’ve got a G7; so my third finger is on the third fret of the D string and my fourth finger is on the third fret of the B string the G string is open and I’m on the first fret of the high E string with my first finger… And then we’ve got a C over E (C/E). So basically what it is, is C, but we’re not going to play the low note there the C’s, we’re actually our bass note is actually here on the second fret of the D string and that’s why it’s C/E. Then we’ve just got a regular C; so you just put your third finger down for that. And then we’ve got a regular old G major chord and then a D major. D suspended two (Dsus2) so you just lift your middle finger off so the high E string is open. And then a D suspended four (Dsus4) we just take your D and you put down your pinky onto the third fret of the high E string and then we’ve got a D5. So D string is open, second fret of the G string my first finger, third fret of the B string of my second finger and fifth fret of the high E string with my fourth finger.

Guaranteed Picking Pattern

All right so as far as the picking pattern for this goes it’s pretty consistent throughout it. We’re going to start off we’re going to play the high E string and this will change varied on what chord you’re on, but for the first four measures anyway the first four chords and it’s the same. So we’re going to start off we’re going to pluck the D string and the high E string simultaneously on the downbeat of one, so it’s an eighth note, and then on the and of one we start into the 16th note thing; so it’s one and. And then on the and of two we start playing 16th notes so we start with the G string; so one and uh. So the G string then the B string and then to the D string for the downbeat of two one and two E, high E string to the G string and then the B string; so that’s the pattern… So that’s half of the measure and we do it twice, so you’ve got… Okay then we go to the B minor and we do the same thing, twice for the measure, so it’s picking the same strings and everything and the same timing. Then to that G7, same pattern still… and now we’re going to go to that C/E, so still same strings and that’s our first four measures… All right so then starting on measure five we’re just going to go to the regular C chord so we’re coming from the C/E so we’re just going to put our third finger down and now our picking is going to change a little bit. I mean it’s still the same timing, but now our bass note is moved to the A string. So I’m going to pluck the A string and the high E string together on the downbeat of one… B, A, E, G, B… so that’s our pattern here and we do that twice on the measure. And now we’re going to hit both E strings together and then the D and then the G back to the low E, back to the high E, D and G and we do that twice… Now one thing there on that G, the mistake that I personally make the most often is right here. So what will happen is and instead of going D, G, I might go G and B. Now either way you do it it’s going to sound good because those notes are in the chord, they’re in the key, it’s all going to sound good, but it might just sound slightly different if that happens. But anyway it’s just not the end of the world. I just don’t even if I make that mistake I just keep going. Then we go on to measure seven when we go to our regular D chord and now we go back to the original picking so my bass note is back to being on the D string. So this time what’s different is we do that, but we only do it once, so half of the measure. Then we go to Dsus2; so you just lift your middle finger off and do the same picking pattern and this is for beats three and four… And then here on the eighth measure the last measure the progression we start off with the Dsus2 and we do a hammer-on into D. So again I’m doing the D string and the high E string together and then the B and G just like before. Then we go to that Dsus4 and then the D5 and that’s basically the whole thing…


All right, so there you have it, Guaranteed by Eddie Vedder. So if you like this lesson be sure to give me a thumbs up and leave a comment down below if you have any questions about this or other guitar related topics. If you have not already done so please subscribe to the channel and hit that notification bell so you don’t miss any of the content that we upload throughout the week. Well that is all I have for you today. Thanks for watching and have a great day.

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