Check out this free Circles By Post Malone Easy Acoustic Guitar Lesson. With the variety of chords in this one, it makes it a great lesson for players of all skill levels and with an easy to follow chord chart you’re sure to get this Easy Acoustic Guitar Lesson under your belt in record time.
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It’s four chords on a loop for this Easy Acoustic Guitar Lesson, but there are actually variations of those chords that we can do to make it sound more like the song and have a cool, chill acoustic guitar version and we’re going to talk about some easy ways to do it and ways to kind of incorporate that cool baseline into this Circles By Post Malone Easy Acoustic Guitar Lesson.
First things first, the chords for this Easy Acoustic Guitar Lesson are C major to a C major 7, to F major, to F minor, we’ll go over those chords in more detail in a second, that’s it C, C major 7, F, F minor. Not too bad right 1, 2, 3, 4, 4, count. Each one gets its own bar and we’re going to start by playing a C major with variations but basically I got my ring finger on the 3rd fret of the low E-string, pinky on the CMA-string 3rd fret of A-string, middle finger is on the 2nd fret of the D-string, the G-string is open, pointer finger on the 1st fret of the B-string.
To get that kind of choked staccato type sound for Circles By Post Malone, what I’m doing is, I down strum, taking my fretting hand and releasing the pressure. If I keep the pressure down that will be fine, but it’s not really like the song and I would recommend starting the choked and get the chords of the Easy Acoustic Guitar Lesson.
You must have somewhere to go otherwise, it’s going to sound the same, and the whole time you want to make it a little bit of a dynamic performance out of this Easy Acoustic Guitar Lesson. It’s the coordination between your fretting hand, your strumming in down, down, down, that’s how I’m playing it. The count is how you want to internalize it but I think its most like the song in that pattern, you’ll notice after that 1st bar the next count is taking my pointer finger off to make it a C major 7 that’s the easiest way to make a C major 7.
Any time you had a B note to a C chord you get a C major 7 and we’re going to get the F major chord to the F minor chord. I’m playing this as a barre chord, 1st we switch it to the non-bar chord version in a second but again by the 1st fret 3rd fret on the A-string, ring finger 3rd fret on the D-string, pinky middle finger to G, same thing as four and then we’re going to make an F minor. You’ll notice that the only thing that changes is your middle finger on the 2nd fret and ends up becoming your pointer finger on the 1st fret.
We’re flattening what’s called the 3rd of the F major chord and then getting the last spot of the 4th bar on the progression. Notice that I’m using my middle finger to abandon and pulling out my pointer finger to give myself some extra power to really get that G-string note, G# in there or A flat to ring out because that’s the hardest part doing a E-string with a barre chord on the 1st fret is getting that kind of sound, but not necessary as we’re going to showcase in just a second so you can play the whole song in this C major 7 same strumming pattern F minor.
That really cool bass line I think is something that we can pretty simply incorporate into the Circles By Post Malone Easy Acoustic Guitar Lesson chord progression. So far we’ve got this notes of our 3a which is a C note the root note of the C chord C, C, open D, back to C, same as 3, 3, 5, 3, and if you’re playing the bass along with the song you just go 3, 3, 5, 3, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2.
Now what is that note that 2nd fret of the A-string A, A sharp B, it’s a B. Like I said before when you add a B to a C chord you get a B or C major 7 chord. The reason is because B is a 7th note in the key of C, C, D, E, F, G, A, B. Now we can play any variation, the first C major 7 we did was by opening up the B-string by taking out pointer finger off which is kind of like a very pretty acoustic strumming way to play that Easy Acoustic Guitar Lesson.
Another way we can play a B with the C major chord is taking the root note, making your middle finger that guy right there. Now I have my middle finger to A, my ring finger is onto D, G is still open, our C note is now coming from the 1st fret on the B-string, and then open E. It has a little bit of a different feel especially if you can palm mute it In the F bar of this Easy Acoustic Guitar Lesson.
A lot of these are just different variations and options that you can do in this Easy Acoustic Guitar Lesson to get it to sound more like a combination between what the guitars are doing and what the base are doing. Now let’s talk about the F portion of the progression. So far basically, the back after the progression we have F major to F minor once again sometimes the easiest that has been done specifically on an acoustic guitar with thicker strings where the tension is always the highest to closest to the nut. That 1st fret is really hard to barre a lot of times, so one way to get around is to play this F chord like that 1st C major chord that we did. Keeping your pointer finger right there, moving everything else down A-string, now the middle four strings are 3A, 3D, 2G, 1B, which is the as before a barre chord.
Remember we have to change 2 to 1 so what we can do is focus on the A, D, and G-strings to get 3, 3, and 1/2 major F minor doesn’t really sound as good I think as a full barre chord but it’ll work and a pinch. Another thing that you can do for this Circles By Post Malone Easy Acoustic Guitar Lesson is kind of like a mini bar chord whereas 3A, 3D, kind of like a half bar.
We’re getting the 1st round of this Easy Acoustic Guitar Lesson, the G, and the B-string, just like that highest three strings. That’s another way you can play an F major 7, if you want to do an easier F major chord like just 3D, 2G, 1b again doesn’t totally sound exactly like the song but it’s just a different way to introduce yourself fuller barre chords. We’ve got a four count on C, if you’re having trouble with the strumming let’s do all down strokes for this down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, and I’m going to palm mute this to make it a little easier to hear or taking the side of my hand and hitting the bridge down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down. Notice that time I use the lower beat down, down, down, down, F minor, non power chord way down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down. The rhythm is really important for this Easy Acoustic Guitar Lesson.
I want you to accompany yourself to do it, like your basic down to reemployment 1, 2, 3, and 4, and 1, 2, 3, and 4, that’s totally fine. I’m just a huge proponent learning as many songs as you can try and different things out, but I think this is a really great opportunity to try to incorporate a little bit more of the elements that make this Easy Acoustic Guitar Lesson on Circles by Post Malone so cool and catchy.
Then get those bass notes in and there’s the bridge for Circles By Post Malone, the chords are the same for the bridge but really just let it ring out C, C major 7, half F minor, however if you want to play it and resolve it on C . The last thing I want to talk about this progression is how we number it really this is just a one chord to a four chord all that means is in the key of C. We have C, the notes, and the c, d, e, f, g, a, b, like to talk about B being the 7th and the 4th note in the key of c, c, d, e, f, is f that is where the F major chord comes from so it is a one core to 1/4 this made yourself to a 4 chord to a minor four chord that’s how we’re going to communicate this and then back to C.
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