How To Play 45 By Shinedown – Easy Acoustic Guitar Lesson For Beginners

Hey, how is it going this is Darren Goodman with Guitar Control, bringing you this video lesson, today I want to show you how to play the Acoustic version of “45” by Shinedown.

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The song starts out with this little Intro and then it goes straight into the verse and it’s just a similar riff. As the Intro starts off with these arpeggiated chords and stuff, I’m not going to name all these chords because they’re all have strange names and stuff. So just follow along with the taps it’s pretty simple.

We’re going to start off putting our first finger on the second fret of the fourth string, and we’re going to play strings six, four, and three, then we move our first finger up to the second fret of the sixth string and put our second finger on the second fret of the third string and pick strings six, four, and three, then move our second finger to the third fret of the sixth string, and strum strings 6, 4 & 3.

That’s the whole first riff, from there we move our second finger from the sixth string to the fifth string still on the third fret, and we’re going to pick strings five, four, and three, twice so five, four, three, five, four, three, and then you’re going to take your third finger and put it on the fourth fret of the fourth string and go five, four, three, five, four, three, again to that section and basically starts over with some slight variations.

Starting on the fourth measure first finger on the second fret of the fourth string, then to the sixth string second fret second finger second fret of the third string, second finger to the third fret of the sixth string, and now we’re going to hit the third string open and do a hammer-on and pull-off to the second fret back to the open and then the fourth fret of the fourth string to that whole part and third fret of the fifth string with your second finger five, four, three, five, four, three, and put your third finger down the fourth threaded. The fourth string like we did before, but this time you’re also going to put your first finger down on the third fret of the second string and basically the riff starts over.

There we’ve got that same hammer on we did before the third string, open hammer to pull, to open and then we go to the fourth fret of the fourth string follow that with the third string and then back to the third fret of the fifth string with your second finger and then your third finger down on to the fourth fret of the fourth string and first finger to the third fret of the second string, from there moves on to a bridge where we’re going to start strumming, if you look on your tabs it has the names of the chords a minor, a minor six, an E minor, and then tab for counting.

This actually starts on the fourth beat of the looks like the twelfth measure, we start with a minor at once we’ve got a quarter note and then two eighth notes and then new and then two quarter notes so it’s like four, one, and two, three, and then on the fourth beat we switch to a minor six . Simply do a   regular a minor chord open 5th string 2nd fret of the 4th string, 2nd fret third string 1st fret, 2nd string and 1st string open and to make it a minor 6 we’re just going to use our fourth finger to pick up the second fret of the first string

When we switch to a minor six it’s on the fourth beat of the thirteenth measure but it’s the same strum so we have four, four, one, and two, three, and then it’s going to switch to E minor, so any minor starts on the fourth beat so we have 4, 1 & 2, 3 & 4, 1 & 2, 3 and then back to a minor 4, 1 & 2, 3 & a minor, 6 4, 1 & 2, 3, and then to G, 4, 1 & 2, 3, and then we have D suspended for over f-sharp so there’s a couple of ways that you can play this. You could irregular these suspended 4 and then pick up the f-sharp with your thumb, but what I like to do is go transitioning from G. I just move my first finger from the 2nd fret of the 5th string to the 2nd fret of the 6th string and pick up the 2nd fret of the 3rd string with my middle finger and starts on beat 4 so we have 4, 1, 2, and from there where it picks up and goes onto the chorus that whole section is going to sound like this, and from there it goes into the chorus.

So when it moves into the chorus we have these two pickup notes third fret of the sixth string and I’m going to use my second finger to the 2nd fret of the sixth string with my first finger and then coming off from that that bridge we have on the D suspended four of our F sharp we have one, two, three, and then four, on the downbeat of E minor so when it goes to pick up notes to E minor, it was just the downbeat of four, four, one, and two, three, and then switches to a d, 4, 1 & 2, 3, and then to a C 4, 1 & 2, 3 and then back to an a minor 4, 1 & 2, a, d, 3, 2, 3, and to pick up notes again.

That isn’t the chorus it’s still part of the bridge because when we go into the chorus which is actually extremely similar to that part where the strum part win over the way isn’t the chorus it’s actually part of the bridge. We’re starting with the D suspended over F sharp to pick the notes to E minor, see a minor D and then pick up notes again.

Going into the chorus, go into the course to pick up notes to E minor, d, c, a minor and that a minor starts on the downbeat of one. So you got one two and then a half note three, four, and a repeat.

Then, we move into a breakdown that starts with a, c, and its two eighth notes and then a quarter notes and then we have a rest. The timing on this part is a little weird we have one, and two, and then we rest, and then on the four we hit the open fifth string and switch to a B, the B it’s one, two, and three, four, and that’s the whole section. The breakdown is two verses but it’s repeated three times so it’s going to sound like this, from there moving on with an e-minor, we have four eighth notes so one end to end and then we rest on three, and we’re going to switch a different chord there.

So we have on an e minor and then we rest for one beat, and we go to d5 over F sharp which is one of the chords from the beginning, so transitioning from E minor this is simple you’re going to move your second finger from the fifth string to the sixth string and then your third finger from the fourth string to the third string. This beats starts on beat four, so it’s four and then one, end of the next major. So four m, four m one, and rest, we switch to a G on beat three and then for a d and then beat one of the next major.

It’s like three, four, and one, two, and starts on the third beat of the thirty-second measure, so we’ve got one, two, three, four, hand they’re not a count, three, four, and one, two, and three, and four, on E minor. So it’s kind of strange where it switches there because it’s on the end of three where it switches to E minor, and then we four strums the E minor. It’s four, and one, and then rest, then we’re back to the d5 over F sharp, again going from E minor we move our second finger to the sixth string and our third finger to the third string and that starts on the end of two so it’s and three and four and then the end of four we switched to a C and one on this major we’re strumming on one and then the end of one and letting it ring over to 1 & 2 and then we rest until the fourth beat, and then those two pick up notes goes into the last chorus which is the same thing, it’s just extended out longer. I’m going to play the entire breakdown part starting on major 29 and go into that last chorus.

We have on E minor, and then on that fourth measure we rest for four beats and we go back to E minor 1, 2 & 3, 2 & 3, 4 & C, 2 & 3, 4 & a minor, 2 & 3, and then on the 4, in the end the two pickup notes. Back to E minor to that d5 over f sharp 4, 1 & 2, 2, G, 3, 4 & 1, 2, 3 & 4, to c one, two, and three, for one, and two, two, three, and four, then to pick up notes and then repeats.

You can see on your tabs that goes from there back to major 44 on e minor and repeats that section three times, and from there we’ve got the final stretch of the song e minor one, two, and three, to the d5 over F sharp 4, 1 & 2, 2, G, 3, 4 & 1, 2, 3 & 4, 2, C, 1, 2 & 3, 4, 1 & 2, 3, 4 & 2, C, 1, stay on C, 1, 2, 3 & 4, and then a minor whole note just tied up for 3 measures that’s the ending of the song.

I hope you enjoyed and you got something out of this pretty cool song. If you’re a beginner just do something that’s a little out of ordinary. Make sure to subscribe on our You Tube Channel and we’ll see you in our next video lessons, thanks for watching.

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