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by Camila Cabello • Lesson #119 • Jan 6, 2018

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Lesson timestamps:

  • 0:00 Lesson overview
  • 1:08 Capo 3rd fret
  • 1:24 Chords needed
  • 2:10 Timing basics
  • 2:35 Fingerstyle, simple
  • 3:42 Fingerstyle, nuanced
  • 5:45 D-minor flourish riff
  • 7:04 Strumming pattern
  • 7:47 Solo tab

Capo 3rd fret

Head’s up, to play this song in the style I demonstrate in my video - you’ll need a capo on the 3rd fret! This lets you use easy chords.

Chords needed

This entire song uses these three chords, in this order, over and over again.

E –––0–––––1–––––3–––––0–––––0–––––
B –––1–––––1–––––0–––––1–––––1–––––
G –––0–––––2–––––0–––––0–––––0–––––
D –––2–––––0–––––0–––––2–––––0–––––
A –––0–––––––––––2–––––3–––––2–––––
E –––––––––––––––3–––––––––––––––––
    Am7   Dm7    G     C    C/B

Chord progression

The entire song uses this progression. Two measures (4 counts per measure) for each chord, except the C – which is split between 4 counts of “C” and 4 counts of “C/B”.

Am7   /   Dm7   /   G   /   C  C/B

Specifically,

E ––0–––––––––––––––0–––––––––––––––1–––––––––––––––1––––––––––––––––
B ––1–––––––––––––––1–––––––––––––––1–––––––––––––––1––––––––––––––––
G ––0–––––––––––––––0–––––––––––––––2–––––––––––––––2––––––––––––––––
D ––2–––––––––––––––2–––––––––––––––0–––––––––––––––0––––––––––––––––
A ––0–––––––––––––––0––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
E –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
    Am7             Am7             Dm7             Dm7
    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

E ––3–––––––––––––––3–––––––––––––––0–––––––––––––––0––––––––––––––––
B ––0–––––––––––––––0–––––––––––––––1–––––––––––––––1––––––––––––––––
G ––0–––––––––––––––0–––––––––––––––0–––––––––––––––0––––––––––––––––
D ––0–––––––––––––––0–––––––––––––––2–––––––––––––––0––––––––––––––––
A ––2–––––––––––––––2–––––––––––––––3–––––––––––––––2––––––––––––––––
E ––3–––––––––––––––3––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
    G               G               C               C/B
    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

Strumming pattern

If you want to strum it, use this pattern:

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
D   D     U D U
—

Fingerstyle riff, simple

E ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––1–x–––––––––––––1–x––––––––
B ––––––––1–x–––––––––––––1–x–––––––––––1–––x–––––––––––1–––x––––––––
G ––––––0–––x–––––––––––0–––x–––––––––2–––––x–––––––––2–––––x––––––––
D ––––2–––––x–––––––––2–––––x–––––––0–––––––x–––––––0–––––––x––––––––
A ––0–––––––x–––––––0–––––––x––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
E –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
    Am7             Am7             Dm7             Dm7
    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

E ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––0–x–––––––––––––0–x––––––––
B ––––––––0–x–––––––––––––0–x–––––––––––1–––x–––––––––––1–––x––––––––
G ––––––0–––x–––––––––––0–––x–––––––––0–––––x–––––––––0–––––x––––––––
D ––––0–––––x–––––––––0–––––x–––––––––––––––x–––––––––––––––x––––––––
A ––––––––––x–––––––––––––––x–––––––3–––––––x–––––––2––––––––––––––––
E ––3–––––––x–––––––3–––––––x––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
    G               G               C               C/B
    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

Fingerstyle riff, nuanced

E ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––1–x–––––––––––––––1h3p1––––
B ––––––––1–x–––––––––––––1–x–––––––––––––1–x–––––––––––––––1–––––1––
G ––––––––0–x–––––––––––––0–x–––––––––––––––x–––––––––––––2––––––––––
D ––––––––––x–––––––––––––––x–––––––0–––––––x–––––––0––––––––––––––––
A ––0–––––––x–––––––0–––––––x––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
E –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
    Am7             Am7             Dm7             Dm7
    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

E ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––0–x–––––––––––––0–x––––––––
B ––––––––0–x–––––––––––––0–x–––––––––––––1–x–––––––––––––1–x––––––––
G ––––––––0–x–––––––––––––0–x–––––––––––––––x–––––––––––––––x––––––––
D ––––––––––x–––––––––––––––x–––––––––––––––x–––––––––––––––x––––––––
A ––––––––––x–––––––––––––––x–––––––3–––––––x–––––––2––––––––––––––––
E ––3–––––––x–––––––3–––––––x––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
    G               G               C               C/B
    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

Solo tab

E ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
B –––––––––––––11––13~~––11–––––11––13~~––11––––––––––––––––
G –––8––10/12––––––––––––––––12–––––––––––––––12––12–––10~~–
D ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
A ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
E ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

E ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
B –––––––––––––11––13~~––11–––––11––13~~––11––––––––––––––––
G –––8––10/12––––––––––––––––12–––––––––––––––12––12––––8~~–
D ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
A ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
E ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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