For The First Time – The Script – (No Capo) Beginner Guitar Tutorial

by IanM on November 22, 2011

An easy beginner guitar tutorial to help you learn the song For The First Time by The Script on guitar fast with easy chords options, easy strumming, no complicated theory and without a capo (if you don’t have one or don’t want to use one). Learn how to play and sing this song in 2 easy steps.

STEP 1: WATCH THE GUITAR TUTORIAL

Click here to watch the video on YouTube

STEP 2: REFER TO TUTORIAL NOTES

INTRO:
  • G D Em C x2
VERSE 1:
  • G D Em C (–She’s all laid up in bed…. man these times are hard)
  • G D Em C (–She needs me now…times are hard, but we’re gonna start by)
CHORUS: 
  • Em C G D (–drinking old cheap bottles of…. for awhile yeah)
  • Em C G D (–Smilin but we’re close to tears… for the first time)
INTERLUDE 1:
  • G D Em C (–Oooo, Oooo, Ooo….)
[VERSE 2]
[CHORUS]
[INTERLUDE 1]

[CHORUS]

INTERLUDE 2:
  • G D Em C (–Yeah for the first time,…… for the first time)
ENDING:
  • G D (–Oh, these times are hard…give up on me baby)
  • Em C (–Oh, these times are hard…give up on me baby)
  • G D (–Oh, these times are hard…give up on me baby)
  • Em C (–Oh, these times are hard…give up on me baby)

(End the song on G if you feel like it)

Click Here for Chords & Lyrics on Ultimate-Guitar.com
Note: Chords on Ultimate Guitar may be different from the tutorial above due to being in a different key or because the author has simply used different chords from my version. Use the transposing tool available on their site to transpose chords to the key you wish to play in.
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BEGINNER TIPS:

Replace D, Em and C with Dsus4, Em7 and Cadd9 respectively for an easier way to play the song. They don’t require so much finger movement when performing chord changes and are good for people who don’t feel completely comfortable with chord changes yet. Refer to the chord reference chart for a demo on how to play the mentioned chords.

Also, the original key of the song is A so capo the 2nd fret and use the chords below if you want to play in the same key as the original song.

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CHORDS USED (4): G D Em C

  • Tutorial Song Key: G
  • Original Song Key: A (Capo 2nd fret)
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STRUMMING PATTERN

Down Strokes Only:
  • down down DOWN down down down DOWN down
Up and Down Strokes:
  • down down DOWN (down up) down down DOWN (down up)
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Help Me Dude – I’m a COMPLETE beginner and still need help

  1. Check out the Free Beginner Guitar Course and Lessons  on the site to see if they help
  2. Send me an email through the contact form here and I’ll do my best to help answer your question (silly questions allowed).

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