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What’s going everybody this is Sean Daniel with Guitar Control, today we’re learning a really cool new song it’s called “Everything I Wanted” by Billie Eilish. A great singer, great songwriting duo with her brother and basically its super easy sounds great on an acoustic guitar even though the guitar isn’t prevalent in the track it’s something that you can really easily do.
Only three chords and it’s going to sound like this, just a simple strumming pattern we can also eventually get the melody like that if you want option I’ll talk about it both ways. So first things first let’s start out with the chord make sure to click the link below to grab the chart that goes along with it so you can see how it sits with the lyrics starts of the D major 7 one of my favorite chords of all time it’s super easy it’s like a mini bar chord Stephanie’s and playing a D major in my opinion you just hold down the 2nd fret of the highest three string.
Now eventually we’re going to go to an E major ok so however you it helps you get from like this to here is up to you I think a lot of people might find that using your middle finger on the 2nd fret of the G- string your ring finger on the 2nd fret of the B-string and your pinky on the second for the high E-string and then jumping to an E major chord like this where your middle finger is to a ring finger is to D and that could work all right now you’ll notice that when I do this in between I’m just hitting the open string set right it is kind of like a piano part that you can hear in guitar form I suppose but if you want to like actually leave the string set to help you buy time to get to that next floor it sounds pretty fun right now another thing that you could do to kind of get a little bit more of the piano melody in there is really focused on these two notes before you get to the E major chord verses to B to G and then get that easier right so absolutely however you want to do it I think it sounds great even if you just drop it like
I notice the way that I’m strumming about it let’s talk about how we’re going to count this okay and then eventually we’ll get to the next chord but if we just have this D major 7 to E that’s going to be a 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, so it’s still in 4/4 time you still give me an 8 count if you want to count it that way but when we’re pairing chords together like this D and E are the 1st chord will get three counts and the 2nd chord gets five counts so even though we’re switching it doesn’t really make it a weird time signature it’s just we’re switching 3 & 5, 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 1, 2, 3, 3, 4, 5, they do that a lot in their songs.
So let’s actually go into the next chord the final chord that we need and I will talk a little bit more about how you can kind of fancy the strumming up C sharp minor it’s really super easy don’t be turned off by it is just like an A minor but keep going higher higher and higher, so you can use an A minor shape line your pointer finger up with the 5th fret but it’s going to sound better as a full barre chord.
Now a lot of people are scared off by the word barre chord but you don’t have to actually barre for instance traditionally you’d buy the 4th fret highest five strings get your ring finger on 60 pinky six G middle finger five B, I can hear each one of those notes there’s I’m putting the proper amount of pressure pinching with my thumb to get the power through the fret board but if you just get the middle floor don’t worry about the high E-string it looks so sound great in fact if you don’t hit the high E-string you can still kind of get away with using that a minor shape a little bit but we’re not going to cheat here that’s a good tip if you have to do in a pinch but I want you try to really give this form down whether it’s barred or not, so let’s count the whole thing B major 7 to E, C sharp minor to D.
Now we’re going to pair those two pairs together right and a three count of five count 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, start again 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, C sharp D. Now the next time you maybe go run 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, I strum it and then get the 2nd fret of the G-string which is an A note if I think that kind of sounds a little bit more like the piano part sharp so even having a lot of space like that number one it’s a great way to practice counting because counting is super important and not enough people really take time to get that into their practice so the counting is really important but also to when it’s a song like this where the chords that never change it’s just the same chord loop over and over again but because the production is so good when you’re trying to recreate it with just one instrument like a guitar it could be boring just to kind of if you just did this the entire time all right it’s such a good chord progression with that major 7/4 but you can get away with it but you know after four minutes it might be a little stale so maybe you start off real one, two, three, four, five, so just drop it like that we’re going to take that same count and then just add a little bit more action on the numbers.
So I’d say the numbers I’m talking about the count 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, how I would count this strum that’s 1, 2, and 3 and not down, down, up, down, up, down, down, up, down, up, is for noobs and posers 1, 2 & 3 and all the numbers are down stroke the word and to the hub stroke 1, 2 & 3 & 1, 2 & 3 & 1, 2, I think it’s easier to count 3 & 2 then to count 5 it’s up to you one, two and three and four, five, to me I just count I would never count over a five is just like 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, I think is this easy way for me to do it a lot of people do with that 1 and 2 and 1 and 2 & 3, 1 ,2, 1, 2 & 3, 1, 2 & 3, 4, 5, however you want it do it medium count 4, 1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 2, 3, 2, 3, 4, I want that gun that kind of defeats the purpose to me I’d rather break it up to have the accent up to three and five 1, 2, 3, 1, 2 and 3and 4, 5, 1, 2, and 3 & 1, 2 and 3 and 4, 5, 1, 2 and 3 and 1.
Now the next thing Eleanor talked about is leaving a chord earlier to get to the next one like we talked about how you can actually open the swing set to get to the next chord you do that same thing in time I would rather practice slower and then have kind of mistakes at forming the next chord on time than practicing it where it sounds perfect but you have to stop like that’s fine as long as you’re practicing you’re going to get better.
There is a great example of how you’re not actually practicing your timing you’re just practicing chord voicing so no matter how slow you have to do it 1, 2 & 3 & 1, see on the hand of 3, 1, 2 & 3 & I’m off then I’m back down 1, 2 & 3 & 1, 2 & 3 & 4, 5, 1, 2 & 3 & 1 2 & 3 and then once you force yourself to be on time whether it’s practicing like a backing track or god forbid a metronome you’ll find out that my best advice for you for the C sharp minor’ if that’s kind of a problem area is to think is really think of it as an a minor and then even if you have other songs your passion they have it a minor chord in them practice without using your pointer finger just because eventually you’ll be wanting to play barre chords and it really opens up an incredible amount of other songs you’ll be able to do once you get this form down again don’t worry about barring it just worry about getting your pointer finger ring finger pinky and middle fingers down there and getting into this shape quick enough right it’s going to be super valuable for anyone so anyways great song like I said make sure to click the link below to grab the chord chart for it let us know what you think in the comment section and any other songs you want me to teach and I will definitely get back to you we always value your feedback and don’t forget to subscribe on our You Tube Channel and we’ll see you in our next video lessons, thanks for watching.
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